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'

Create a stunning evergreen hedge with year-round interest and colour.
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  • 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.
  • A stunning evergreen plant that will provide you with stunning colours all year round.
  • Supplied as a collection of 6 established plants in 13cm pots, ready to plant.

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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.

Supplied as a collection of 6 established plants in 13cm pots, ready to plant.

What Is Supplied

Item 510055 supplied as:
Supplied as a collection of 6 established plants in 13cm pots, ready to plant out. Space 1M apart for the perfect hedge.

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:

  • Space plants approx 0.75-1m (2.5-3ft)
  • 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

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
400 cm
400 cm
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