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do photinia fraser red robin give new growth


By Loraine

northolt, United Kingdom Gb

i have four photinia fraser red robin plants and see young growth .i am not sure and do not no much about this plant



just found this if its any help to you.

Photinia Red Robin (photinia x fraseri)
This is a marvellous alternative choice for an evergreen hedge because of its brilliant red glossy young leaves, which give a spectacular display in spring and summer before maturing to dark green. It's not a particularly dense shrub, so it has some movement in the breeze - attractive for many sites but not recommended where a security hedge is required. It develops clusters of small white flowers in mid and late spring, sometimes followed by red fruit - but it is the spring foliage that sets this hedging shrub apart.

Its growth rate is average, growing approx 30cm each year. Photinia should be trimmed to a formal hedge shape in spring and summer. It prefers a sunny site but will tolerate partial shade and although frost hardy young plants should be protected in winter. It will do well in any well drained soil.

Photinia can be prone to leaf drop - dryness at the roots, lack of food, overheated roots in summer, cold roots in winter and cold, drying winds will all stress the plant leading to leaf drop. If this happens, prune it back but dont cut into leafless wood and apply a slow release fertiliser in spring and water if necessary and you will be rewarded with vigorous bright new growth.

I have it out the front as a hedging plant near a picket fence

very pretty

xx x

4 May, 2009


I planted a short hedge of five plants about three years ago. There is a picture of the hedge now in my photos. I think the way to get a good bushy plant is to trim lightly to shape it after the new red growth turns green in a few weeks.

4 May, 2009

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