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Red robin × fraseri - Photinia ❅hardy - severe frosts may damage new growth ☼ full sun/ partial shade ★ Award ✿ Evergreen


Red robin × fraseri - Photinia ❅hardy - severe frosts may damage new growth ☼ full sun/ partial shade ★ Award ✿ Evergreen  (Red robin photinia × fraseri)

Preferred common nameChristmas berry 'Red Robin'
FamilyRosaceae

Photinia can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple leaves and panicles of small white flowers, usually followed by red berries

'Red Robin' is a dense medium-sized evergreen shrub of erect habit, with glossy, elliptic leaves to 10cm in length, bright red when young, later dark green. Flowers creamy-white, rather sparse

Suppliers
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Awards
Award of Garden Merit
How to growSunlight
Full sun Part shade Aspect
North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
Sheltered or Exposed
Cultivation
Grows best in fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade
Soil
Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
Acid or Neutral
Clay, Loam or Sand
Propagation
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging/Screens or Low Maintenance

How to carePruning
Pruning group 1

Pests
The leaves may be eaten by vine weevil
Diseases
May be affected by fireblight and a leaf spot
CharacteristicsPlant type
Shrub

Habit
Bushy

ResilienceHardiness
H4 (hardy)
ColourFlower
White in Spring

Foliage
Dark Green in Autumn, Summer and Winter
Red in Spring

SizeUltimate height
2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread
2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height
10-20 years



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It looks great Paul mine has nt grown one bit since planting it.

7 Dec, 2012

 

They are so glossy and full of rich colours.

7 Dec, 2012

amy
Amy
 

One of my favourites , I had two but had to remove one when we built our fish pond in the summer ......

7 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely Paul...:>)

7 Dec, 2012

 

One of my favourites too..I will be happy when mine bushes out more..but it's getting there :o)

8 Dec, 2012

 

Thank you Sixpence, Wildrose, Amy, Motinot and Bloomer. I did cheat slightly by adding a couple together to make it bigger :-)))

8 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely paul.. i had to leave mine behind and havnt room for one here... Over the road from me they have these as a hedge all round the garden which looks lovely.

9 Dec, 2012

 

Thank you Holly Shame you had to leave one behind you live in a lovely area - my Mum's area as a kid -

9 Dec, 2012

 

Yes it is a nice area. My parents retired down here 29 years ago so we decided to come here as well..im a bit further back from the sea now so its not quite so windy...

9 Dec, 2012

 

:)))))))))))

10 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks HB - A definite good buy - this one grew so fast the others didn't grow much at all

11 Dec, 2012

 

my neighbour has a hedge of these, looks nice Mate. :-)

11 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks SL - love red robins

11 Dec, 2012

 

Hasn't it grown so much Paul....my favourite shrub this is..all 25 of them in my garden ..lol

13 Dec, 2012

 

yes I remember seeing a load in your garden :D and they are stunning This Red robin was half way up the fence 3 years ago - gotta love them :)))))))))))

13 Dec, 2012



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