Photinia Red Robin (Short Standard Tree)
These Photinia Red Robin hedging plants are all 5ft (150cm) high and growing in 25lt pots and have been trained to be short standards, that is to say that they have a short clear stem with a head on top. Photinia Red Robin (Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’) is a spectacular clone of the evergreen Photinia with glossy green leaves and bright red attractive young leaves.
A single Photinia Red Robin if left untrimmed can be grown as an attractive specimen shrub to a large size but it responds well to clipping and can be used to make a hedge of any height from 3-8ft or be grown as a standalone feature tree like these. Whilst Photinia Red Robin can make an excellent specimen shrub, we do not recommend it as a hedging plant if you are expecting a dense visual barrier as it does have a tendency to go thin with age. If a dense hedge is what is required, we can recommend many alternatives including Laurel, Leylandii, Yew or Portuguese Laurel amongst others.
These plants will grow well in full sunshine and also in partial shade making it very versatile to different situations.
We recommend trimming your Photinia Red Robin hedging twice a year to keep it thick and vibrant. Once in the spring before a new flush of growth, and once in the autumn. Trimming twice a year will encourage thick new growth with its vibrant bright red coloured leaves.
More information about planting a Photinia Red Robin hedge can be found on the category page.
Should you require delivery, a delivery charge will be calculated based on your postcode and added at the checkout stage. Collection from our nursery at GU10 2BH is free of charge.