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Photinia x fraseri Red Robin


Christmas Berry

Bright red young leaves produced every spring

Often used as hedging, this Photinia adds a splash of colour in spring with its bright red foliage. The leaves mature to a dark green in summer and autumn.


Full sun or part shade will bring out the best colour in the leaves.


Plant in well drained soil and in rows for an informal hedge - prune in spring to maintain required shape.

Awarded the Royal Horticultural Societies Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub, Hedging
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 260 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 110 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
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 Wildlife garden, Banks and slopes, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From February to September