Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' PANEL
Description: A medium sized evergreen shrub known best for its striking red juvenile shoots in the spring making it particularly eye catching. Large leathery glossy leaves on a slightly loose habit. Panicles of creamy-white flowers are produced in spring if left unpruned.
Uses: Supplied here trained against a panel. This cultivar is ideal for hedging and screening or as a specimen plant. Popular as an easy to grow landscaping plant.
Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade. Some shelter advisable to avoid young shoots being scorched by late frost.
Height/Spread: Dependant on frame height and pruning regime.
Soil Requirements: Any soil but must be well drained.
Pruning: Prune at the start of the growing season in late March/early April. It will soon re-grow and then can be kept tidy by pruning as and when required. If you would like to enjoy its red shoots in the springtime, then prune a little later in the season.
Special Requirements: Avoid exposed easterly winds to avoid damage to young growth in spring.
Additional Interest: A hybrid of P. glabra x P. serrulata raised and introduced from New Zealand.