Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' is also known by its common name Christmas Berry. It is a popular choice for evergreen hedging. The young leaves emerge a vibrant red colour which gradually change to glossy dark green as they mature. In April and May it bears rounded domes of creamy white flowers. Photinia can be clipped to form hedging, and this also promotes the growth of new young leaves with their attractive colouring. Photinias will grow in both sun or partial shade, although a sunny spot will produce better foliage colour and more flowers. They like a moist, well drained soil with an acid or neutral pH. Supplied as a potted plant. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Height 4m (13'); spread 4m (13'). Supplied in a 2-3 litre pot.
An economical way to introduce plants that will create lasting structure in your garden. And the more you buy the more you save!
- All season colour
- RHS Award of Garden Merit winner
One of our best-selling shrubs, as an established 2-3 litre plant. They’re great for planting in a border, container or even as a colourful hedge. The evergreen plants keep their large, deep green leaves all year round, in early spring becoming covered in new growth which, depending on variety, ranges from bright glossy red to a distinct pink. Later, large clusters of white flowers are produced, which again cover the plant. In summer a second flush of new red/pink growth is often produced, creating another spectacle!
Plug or Potted Plant:Potted
Aftercare - Easy:False
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
RHS Award of Garden Merit:True
Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False
Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True