Photinia Red Robin makes a beautiful specimen shrub because of its brilliant red glossy young leaves which give a spectacular display in spring and summer before maturing to dark green. It develops clusters of small white flowers in mid and late spring, sometimes followed by red fruit, but it is its spring foliage that sets this hedging apart.
Photinia ‘Carre Rouge’ is a new compact variety that has blood red growth and smaller leaves reaching up to 2.5 m tall -nearly half the size of its mother plant Photinia ‘Red Robin’, - making it a much more appealing hedging variety, and an easily managed landscape shrub. Its red colouring is much more intense than that of ‘Red Robin’, while also being more tolerant of hard pruning and shaping. Similar to ‘Red Robin’, it produces white flowers come April and May if sited in a sunny position. Photinia ‘Carre Rouge’ stays red whereas Photinia ‘Red Robin’ fades to green.Suitable for normal, clay or chalk soils
- Stunning colour new growth
- Evergreen Shrub
- Height in 10 years 1.5m
- Full sun to semi-shade