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Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Summer and Winter
Red in Spring

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

Christmas berry 'Red Robin'

Family

Rosaceae


Photinia can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple leaves and panicles of small white flowers, usually followed by red berries

'Red Robin' is a dense medium-sized evergreen shrub of erect habit, with glossy, elliptic leaves to 10cm in length, bright red when young, later dark green. Flowers creamy-white, rather sparse

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grows best in fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Clay, Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Hedging/Screens or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

The leaves may be eaten by vine weevil

Diseases

May be affected by fireblight and a leaf spot