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Photinia x fraseri cv. "red robin" 30-40cm

Photinia x fraseri cv. "red robin" 30-40cm

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Photinia x fraseri cv. "Red Robin" is a popular evergreen shrub valued for its vibrant red foliage and its use as both a hedging plant and an ornamental shrub in gardens and landscapes. This cultivar is a hybrid of Photinia glabra and Photinia serratifolia and is known for its striking red young leaves, which mature to dark green, creating a beautiful contrast that adds a touch of color and visual interest to outdoor spaces.

Photinia x fraseri "Red Robin" is characterized by its dense, compact growth habit, making it an excellent choice for creating hedges or screens. The new growth in spring emerges as brilliant red or bronze leaves, which gradually transition to glossy green as they mature. In late spring or early summer, small white flowers appear in clusters, adding a delicate contrast to the vibrant foliage. These blooms are often followed by red berries, which can persist into the winter months. The overall effect is a year-round display of color and texture that makes "Red Robin" a popular choice in landscaping.

Cultivation:

  1. Sunlight: "Red Robin" thrives in full sun to partial shade. To maintain the best foliage color, provide it with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. In hotter climates, some afternoon shade can be beneficial to prevent leaf scorch.

  2. Climate: This cultivar is well-suited for temperate and mild climates. It can tolerate light frost but should be protected from harsh, prolonged freezes. It is generally hardy in USDA Zones 7 to 9.

  3. Soil: Plant "Red Robin" in well-draining, fertile soil. It adapts to a variety of soil types but performs best in soil that is rich in organic matter. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.

  4. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the plant's establishment period. Once established, "Red Robin" is relatively drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering during dry spells. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root issues.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth and maintain vibrant foliage color. Follow the package instructions for proper application.

  6. Pruning: Prune "Red Robin" to shape and maintain its size as needed. You can also remove dead or leggy branches. Lightly prune after the spring growth flush to encourage a bushier habit and more colorful foliage.

  7. Pests and Diseases: This cultivar is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, watch for common garden pests like aphids or spider mites and treat them promptly if detected.

  8. Mulching: Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the shrub can help conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed competition.

  9. Propagation: "Red Robin" can be propagated from semi-hardwood cuttings taken in late summer or early autumn. Root the cuttings in a well-draining potting mix.

Photinia x fraseri cv. "Red Robin" is a versatile and attractive shrub that adds year-round interest to gardens and landscapes. Its vibrant red foliage and ease of care make it a popular choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture leaves of an adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in description.

 

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 30-40cm

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