Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin'

10lt pot (1-1.25m) £79.99
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Buy Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' photinia: Fabulous evergreen with red young foliage

  • 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)

    With its parrot-red, glossy young foliage, and large, rounded heads of ivory flowers, this versatile evergreen shrub is deservedly popular. It colours up best in full sun, and will usually only flower in sunny conditions, although it makes a handsome background evergreen shrub in partial shade, too. It can cope with hard pruning, so can be trimmed to form an informal hedge or clipped into strong shapes. The flowers appear in mid and late spring, and are sometimes followed by spherical red fruit. In frost-prone areas, train as a wall shrub against a south or west-facing wall.

  • 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. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

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Red Robin still bobbing along!


Bought a Photinia over a year ago.It started off healthy and has really flourished.




Generally good products


Also purchased 2 Mahonia both excellent.





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Can this plant be used to form a narrow screen if clipped regularly. I am thinking of combining it with Portuguese laurel for this purpose. Thank you


Hello, It really depends on how narrow you want your screen to be, as if it is clipped back too hard (say less than 75cm) regularly, it will start to suffer over time.


My photinias have many yellow leaves. Can you tell me how to cure them please?


Hello, If it is the older foliage, I would not be too concerned as they naturally shed their older leaves as they put on new growth in spring. If however the yellowing is more widespread, then I would think it is a problem with either (could be too much or too little) or a lack of fertiliser.


I had a 6 year old red robin , grown as a standard in a small bed surrounded by paving with a box hedge surrounding it. This year it died. The foliage turned brown and withered. It is showing no sign of life. I am looking for a hardy alternative, preferably evergreen. Any ideas?


Hello, There are a couple of things that spring to mind and these include... Viburnum tinus or Cotoneaster Hybridus Pendulus


Why has my red robin got black spots all over it please?


Hello there I can't be sure what is wrong with your Photinia but they can suffer from leaf spot,-a brown-purple spot. This is usually due to some form of stress, this wet winter won't have helped. Feeding with a general-purpose fertiliser like Vitax Q4 or Growmore in spring or early summer should encourage healthy re-growth. Photinias respond well to pruning so thinning out some of the top growth on badly affected plants will also encourage younger, more vigorous growth later in the season. Also I would apply a mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

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