Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin'
Christmas berry 'Red Robin'
A dense, medium-sized evergreen shrub with an erect habit, with glossy, elliptic leaves to 10cm in length, bright red when young, later dark green. Clusters of creamy-white flowers appear in spring if left unpruned
Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–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
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
- Hedging and screens
The leaves may be eaten by vine weevil
May be affected by fireblight and a leaf spot
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