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Photinia x fraseri - 'Red Robin'

Photinia x fraseri - 'Red Robin'
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Red Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Photinia x fraseri - Cultivation Notes

This large evergreen shrub prefers a sandy fertile soil on a neutral or acid soil, but not chalk. Position in sun or part shade. This shrub gets quite large so give it plenty of space, ideally at the back of a border or as an informal evergreen hedge..

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Photinia x fraseri:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary

Design & Plant Use for Photinia x fraseri:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Fast growing evergreen plant ideal for screening
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Plant for extreme coastal screening

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