Photinia Red Robin aerial screening panel is an evergreen aerial hedge. The Photinia Red Robin is best known for its stunning bright red new growth, which is similar in intensity to that of Pieris Forest Flame. It is a very vigorous growing plant that needs regular trimming to help keep it tidy and looking its best. With the speed of growth it fills up a screening panel quickly to give a good dense screen. Each time it is trimmed it will send out more of the stunning red new growth prolonging the show well into the summer.
This selection of Photinia was found in New Zealand. Even though it is evergreen in a very hard winter you will get some leaf lose especially on younger plants. Photinia Red Robin is lime tolerant. While the Photinia flowers it normally needs a very long warm summer for flowers to be produced and when they are they are in large clusters of small creamy white flowers which are ideally trimmed off when they go over to keep the plant looking good.
Photinia Red Robin aerial screening panel was given an Award of Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1977 and an Award of Garden Merit in 1984
|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|