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Photinia Red Robin

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Everyone likes a bit of colour and Photinia Red Robin does not disappoint: a large, dense, evergreen shrub with glossy green and purple-red foliage. Makes an excellent specimen on its own but is most often planted as a hedge. The fresh growth can be anywhere between dark to bright red and can be a welcome sight in Winter and early Spring. Red Robin is evergreen and can be clipped into a neat hedge as low as 4 ft or left to grow tall. It is fast growing but for best results, it should be clipped back every year to produce a nice bushy habit. It will grow in all free draining soils, avoid extreme wind and coastal exposure. Holds the RHS award for garden merit.

Site: Semi sheltered
Soil: Any well-drained soil
Position: Full sun or partial shade, best colour in sun
Season of Interest: Year-round colour
Hardiness: Hardy to -12°C
Height: 15ft (5m)  Spread: 15ft (5m)