Photinia Red Robin Hedge Plants Description
If you're looking for year-round interest in your garden, Photinia Red Robin is the hedging plant for you. With clusters of delicate white flowers and vivid, scarlet leaves in spring that transform into a striking deep green in winter, Photinia Red Robin will truly stand out in your garden.
Photinia 'Red Robin' isn't an overly dense shrub, however, being evergreen and with fairly large leaves, it can still offer a good degree of privacy. It has an average growth rate of 30cm per annum, and can easily be maintained up to a height of 4m - either trim to a formal hedge shape in spring or summer or leave informal, just with a little trim as and when it's needed.
Although Photinia prefers sunny conditions, it can still grow well in partial shade and thrives in well-drained soil. It's resilient against frost, but young plants should be protected during the winter.
It's worth noting that Photinia Red Robin can be prone to occasional leaf drop, so if this happens, carefully prune it back and apply a slow-release fertiliser during the spring, watering it if necessary. With the correct care, you'll be rewarded with vigorous, vibrant regrowth.
If you'd like a more low-growing and compact version of Photinia, we also have Photinia 'Little Red Robin,'
which is smaller but still has big impact.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Photinia should be trimmed to a formal hedge shape in late Winter and early Spring or can be left informal, just being trimmed down in height and width when needed.
is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£30.00 delivery charge (orders up to £300 incl VAT)||Orders of £300 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
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