Photinia Red Robin evergreen hedge is best known for its stunning bright red new growth, which is similar in intensity to the Pieris. It is a very vigorous growing plant needing regular trimming to help keep it tidy and looking its best. Each time it is trimmed it will send out more of the stunning red new growth prolonging the show well into the summer. With each trim the Photinia Red Robin evergreen rootball hedge will get denser. Being a large leafed plant it is very good as a sound proofing hedge as it traps the noise rather than bouncing it away. It is also very good at trapping dust and atmospheric particles.
While the Photinia Red Robin evergreen hedge can be kept trimmed with a tight clip for the best results the hedge should be given some space to get the maximum amount of growth and colour.
It was given an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1984
These bushy evergreen plants can be planted at 3 per metre to form a spectacular evergreen hedge in time.
|ASPECT||Coast Exposed||Coast Sheltered||Inland Exposed||Inland Sheltered||Heavy Shade|
|HEIGHT||Less then 1m||1-2.5m||2.5-5m||Over 5m|
|SOIL||Heavy Clay||Medium Loam||Light Sandy||Peat||Acid||Alkaline||Poorly Drained|
|HARDINESS||Hardy to -10°C||Hardy to below -10°C||GROWTH RATE||60cm per year|