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Photinia Red Robin

This evergreen shrub that flowers in late spring/ early summer is best planted in borders or as a garden hedge. Bright red, glossy new foliage makes Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' hedge plants one of our favourites! The mature foliage of the Photinia is dark-green with red tinges and creamy white spring flowers.

Photinia grows best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade, in a sheltered position. The young shoots can become scorched by cold or drying winds and late frosts if grown in an exposed position.

Photinia is tolerant of most soils, even clay, as long as it has been improved by incorporating well-rotted compost or manure.

Photinias require minimal pruning, but will benefit from the occasional trim in spring and summer to keep the shape of the plant under control. Avoid trimming after mid-August, since any new growth would be vulnerable to autumn frosts.

For further advice give the Folium and Flos Plant Nursery team a call 01590 619066 for one of the widest selections of specimen trees and shrubs across the South at unbeatable prices.