The Red Robin Photinia is a hardy, evergreen shrub that can be spotted from miles away with it’s vibrant red new growth, which is even brighter than other varieties of Photinia. The ‘Red Robin’ variety has smaller and more vibrant leaves than the regular “robusta” Photinias, creating a wonderfully compact and dense hedge. This makes it excellent for screening, as a wind break or even a clipped topiary shrub.
Photinias are a sturdy plant in general that can be trimmed as a medium or tall hedge, looking quite striking when trimmed into a formal hedge. Photinia produces small, white clusters of flowers in the spring. Suited to Formal or Cottage gardens.
Photinia Red Robin grows to about 3-4m and 2m wide.
Ideal for: Colourful, red and glossy screen
Growth Rate: Moderate, 30-50 cm in 1 year
Maintenance: Low. Pruning two times a year. Flowers may require pruning if they bother you.
Planting Distance:Plant anywhere between 80cm to 1m apart
Should I buy Photinia Red Robin for pleaching?
If you’re after a bit of colour in your pleached hedge, look no further! Photinia make a good hardy pleached hedge, tolerating frosty and drought conditions. And their bare trunks contrast beautifully against the red or green foliage, being a smooth, light grey.