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
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full shade
- Partial shade
North–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
How to grow
Grows best in fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade. See photinia cultivation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
- Hedging and screens
The leaves may be eaten by vine weevil
May be affected by fireblight, a leaf spot or powdery mildew
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