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Photinia × fraseri 'Little Red Robin'

Christmas berry 'Little Red Robin'

'Little Red Robin' is a compact, erect, evergreen shrub to 1.5m tall, with glossy, elliptic leaves, bright red when young, later becoming dark green. Panicles of small, creamy-white flowers appear in spring

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Red
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Photinia can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple leaves and panicles of small white flowers, usually followed by red berries

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade. See photinia cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in summer or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

The leaves may be eaten by vine weevil

Diseases

May be affected by fireblight, a leaf spot or powdery mildew

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