Photinia Red Robin hedge: add striking colour to your garden

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Photinia Red Robin Hedge at-a-glance

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Foliage Type: Evergreen

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Soil type: Acid or Alkaline

Wet/Dry: Good drainage

Preferred situation: Sun

Height: 3.5m

Growth Rate: Medium

Photinia Red Robin Hedge more information

(Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’)

Photinias are members of the rose family (Rosaceae) and are related to the apple. Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ is the fashionable choice for those looking for vibrant and striking colour in their hedge. The new growth of this Photinia is a strong, deep red which then slowly matures to a shiny dark green – the plant’s name comes from photeinos, the Greek for glossy.

To achieve a thick garden hedge, you must trim early but the final height is easily managed. The more this hedging plant is cut, the more the vibrant red shoots appear.

Please note: Clones of this hedging plant are available but we are not yet convinced of their viability or suitability and have therefore decided to wait for the results of further tests and trials before we consider adding them to our list.

Soil and Situation: Any well-drained and fertile soil – feed in spring with a standard fertilizer if your soil is poor and/or shallow

Maintenance: Easy to maintain – prune lightly all year round to maintain shape, the desired height and to keep the new red growth coming

Versatility: Plant for hedging or in a container.