These large Photinia Red Robin hedging plants are all 6-7ft (180-210cm) high in 20lt pots and are heavy duty plants. Being grown in large pots, these plants have potfuls of roots and being large and bushy will go a long way to creating an instant visual barrier with attractive red leaves. Photinia Red Robin hedging (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. 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 Photinia Red Robin hedging plants should be planted 2ft (60cm) apart (as shown in the picture) and should be watered regularly during the first year of planting, especially if planting during the warmer and drier summer months.
These plants will grow well in full sunshine and also in partial shade making it very versatile to different situations.
We recommend trimming 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 Photinia Red Robin hedging can be found on the category page.