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Photinia Red Robin
Photinia Red Robin
Photinia Red Robin
Photinia Red Robin
Photinia Red Robin
Photinia Red Robin
Photinia Red Robin
Photinia Red Robin

Photinia 'Red Robin'

  • Fabulous evergreen shrub, with bright red leaf tips, that stay red-purple for the first year.
  • Great for hedges and screening, as reasonably vigorous growers, or as backdrop for year round colour.
  • Each spring new shoots are an amazing bright red colour, stunning in effect.
  • Supplied as a pack of 6 three year old plants 20-25cm tall, ready to plant out (1m apart for hedges).

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Pack of 6 x 1L Potted Plants
Item: 510055
2L potted
Item: 500134
10 x 9cm Potted
Item: 500198
Pack of 6 x 1L Potted Plants - Item: 510055
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Photinia 'Red Robin' is a very popular, vigorous evergreen shrub, which boasts glossy, bright red leaves, which give a spectacular display in spring and summer. The leaves gradually change through a mix of oranges, purples and bronzes, maturing to deep dark green. The newest shoots retain a dark red glow all year.

Red Robin is often planted as an ornamental shrub or as a fast-growing, dense hedge. It produces clusters of small white flowers in spring, sometimes followed by red fruit - but it is the bright, blood-red spring foliage that really sets this hedging shrub apart. The colour is really intense and unusual, especially so early in the year, and being evergreen, has year round interest.

A great and versatile shrub for hedging, screening, or as a backdrop, yet easily manageable in smaller gardens with annual pruning. Grows up to 30cm a year once established.

What Is Supplied

Item 510055 supplied as:
Supplied as a set of 6 established plants in 1L pots, 20-25cm tall, well-branched ideal for hedging

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Keep plants well-watered to avoid leaf drop in the summer.

Care Information

  • Your Photinia will grow approx 30cm each year, and should be trimmed in spring and summer or can be left informal, just being trimmed down when needed.
  • Photinia prefers a sunny site but will tolerate partial shade and although frost hardy young plants should be protected in winter until established.
  • To plant: Water your potted plant well.
    Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
    Add a soil conditioner such as well rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
    Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
    Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
    Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
    Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
    Water well.
    Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
100 cm
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