Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'
The Red Robin, is a classic evergreen. A dense medium sized evergreen shrub that is rightly very popular. The leaves are glossy and vividly red when the leaves are young, turning green when mature. It will make a colourful hedge as well as a speciman plant, and it is a must have in every garden. After the fresh and lush red growth has turned mainly green, this is the time to prune Photinias, unless your plants are to be used for a hedge. If a hedge is required, then of course it needs to be sheared as much as required, but it is important not to shear Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' in the Winter.
How many should you plant? 3 plants per meter, but if you you buy the 10 litre pot, or larger, plant just 2 per meter.
How fast do they grow? Photinia are fast growing, cut your hedge twice a year, three cuts maximum required.
Hardiness? Frost resistant hardy plants, the coldest frosts can damage leaves should not affect the plant itself.
Soil type? Lightly acidic, like most plants, when planting it is best to add some multi purpose compost to help th hedge take.