Photinia Red Robin
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.
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