Growing guide

How to grow photinia

Photinias are low-maintenance shrubs or small trees, many of which have colourful foliage displays in spring/summer or autumn. They also produce clusters of small white flowers, followed by red berries. The most popular cultivar, Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin', is prized for its striking ruby-red new foliage.  

Quick facts

  • Easy-to-grow shrubs or small trees
  • Flower in late spring/early summer
  • Plant from autumn through to spring
  • Like sun or partial shade
  • Some dislike alkaline soil
  • May be evergreen or deciduous
  • Popular as hedging or standalone specimens

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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