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Photinia Red Robin 2L Pot

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Photinia Red Robin, also known as Photinia × fraseri ‘Red Robin,’ is an evergreen shrub that is popular for its vibrant red foliage. It belongs to the Rosaceae family and is a hybrid of Photinia glabra and Photinia serrulata. Here are some key features and information about the plant:

Appearance: Photinia Red Robin is a dense, upright shrub that can grow up to 10-15 feet (3-4.5 meters) tall and wide. It has glossy, leathery leaves that emerge bright red in spring, gradually maturing to dark green with a hint of red as the season progresses. The new growth that appears after pruning or in favorable conditions is particularly vibrant and eye-catching.

Flowers: In late spring or early summer, Photinia Red Robin produces small, creamy white flowers arranged in flat-topped clusters called corymbs. While the flowers themselves are not particularly showy, they attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Berries: After the flowers fade, small red berries develop in the fall, adding another splash of color to the shrub. These berries are not edible and are mainly ornamental.

Hardy: Photinia Red Robin is considered a hardy shrub. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soil. It prefers well-draining soil and performs best in full sun to partial shade.

Growth and Pruning: This shrub has a relatively fast growth rate, especially when young. Regular pruning is beneficial to maintain its shape and encourage the growth of new vibrant foliage. Pruning is usually done in late spring or early summer after flowering, and you can remove the new shoots by up to one-third of their length.

Landscaping Use: Photinia Red Robin is commonly used as a specimen plant, hedge, or as a backdrop in mixed borders. Its colourful foliage adds contrast and interest to the landscape, and it works well when planted in groups or as a single focal point.

Care: To keep the shrub healthy, provide regular watering, especially during dry spells, and mulch around the base to conserve moisture. Applying a balanced fertilizer in spring can promote vigorous growth. Photinia Red Robin is generally disease-resistant but can occasionally suffer from leaf spots or fire blight.

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Height
30/40cm

Growth rate
30cm per year

Planting Distance
3 per metre

 

Height
30/40cm

 

Growth Rate
30cm per year

 

Planting Distance
3 per metre

 

200 in stock

200 in stock