Photinia × fraseri PINK MARBLE ('Cassini')

2 litre pot £19.99
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Buy Photinia × fraseri PINK MARBLE ('Cassini') photinia: A new variegated form

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: most fertile, well-drained soils
  • Rate of growth: average to fast growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    Discovered in the US, this cultivar is believed to be a sport of 'Red Robin'. It has variegated cream and green leaves, which when they first emerge are flushed in pinky red, so overall the effect is very colourful. A handsome evergreen, it makes a fine stand-alone specimen and as it is quite tolerant of hard pruning, it also works wonderfully well as an informal hedge.

  • Garden care: To encourage a profusion of bright young leaves in late spring or summer shorten the stems of established specimens by up to 15cm (6in), to just above an outward-facing bud in spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

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Hi - I've just had one of these plants delivered and it looks beautiful! Quick question thought, on your website it says it can grow up to 2.5 meters (250 cm), but on the card which was attached to the pot it says it can only grow up to 1.5 meters (150 cm). Am I safe to assume that your website is correct and that the eventual height can reach up to 2.5 meters? Lastly I just want to say I just love your website, your service, your plants and your videos! Thank you to Plant Doctor Helen and to the entire team and Crocus! We are very lucky to have you!

Urban gardener

Thanks you for your feedback - it is much appreciated! With regards to the information on the label, I'm really sorry for any confusion. We aim to have all the correct information on our site as plant labels are often wrong. They are printed in big printing factories by people who know little about plants, and often have to translate information into several different languages. Unfortunately we do not have the facilities to set up our own printing factory, so we (like all the other nurserymen) have to rely on them. Therefore, while they are helpful to identify the plant, I would largely ignore whatever is written on them.

Helen

Just bought a Pink Marble; the lower horizontal stems are marbled but the single middle vertical stem has plain dark "Red Robin" leaves. Should I cut the middle stem out completely and if so, how will I get other vertical stems please?

Flower

Hello, It sounds as though your plant is 'reverting', so unless you cut back this plain green stem to its base as soon as possible, you may end up with nothing but plain green leaves in a few years time.

Helen

Purchased this plant a couple of years ago hoping for a bit of height it isn't growing much taller it just seems to be spreading out like ground cover...do I need to prune it a certain way to achieve some height

mrshrub

Hi there This is quite a new introduction to Crocus so we don't have a lot of experience growing it as yet. I don't know why your Photinia x fraseri 'Pink Marble' doesn't seem to be gaining in height. There could be a number of reasons, but I would recommend giving the plant a good feed to encourage growth, and also apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Also you could reduce the side stems to try and encourage the plant to grow upwards. Hope this helps.

Georgina

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