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Photinia x fraseri Louise

Christmas Berry

Variegated red, cream and pink leaves on new shoots

This variety of Christmas Berry, is a compact shrub with lance-shaped leaves that start off red or burgundy with brighter red outsides before maturing to dark green trimmed with creamy white. It produces small white flowers in the early Spring.


Sun or partial shade is suitable and moist but well-drained soil.


Plant in the garden leaving a good-sized space. This will grow to between six and nine feet in height and width.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 100 cm - 300 cm
Plant width 225 cm - 300 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 65 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From March to September