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Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (Patio Standard)


Hardy Shrub

Prized for its brilliant red young foliage, this hardy evergreen shrub is deservedly popular, holding an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Clusters of dainty white flowers appear in spring, followed by small red berries. With regular pruning, Photinia is easily maintained as a patio standard and makes an attractive feature for borders and patio containers all year round. Anticipated height when grown in container, with regular pruning: 150cm (59") Spread: 60cm (24"). Supplied at height of approx 1m (39"). Ceramic pot not supplied.

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Ideal For:
patio, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
April, May
sun or semi shade
    • 1 photinia plant in 21cm pot

    • Despatch: by end of July 2017
    • £29.99
    • 2 photinia plants in 21cm pots

    • SAVE* £20  
    • Despatch: by end of July 2017
    • £39.98
When growing Photinia in patio containers, use a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot at its original soil level and firm well into the new container. Water well and position in full sun. Alternatively, plant Photinia standards directly into borders in any moist, free draining soil.
Feed and water container grown plants regularly. As plants increase in size they will require repotting into increasingly larger pots. To promote lots of young red foliage, prune Photinia stems in spring, removing any damaged stems and shaping the head of the standard to a spherical shape. In autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of border grown plants. Avoid mounding mulch up around the stem as this may cause it to rot.
Due to local government restrictions, we are no longer able to supply this variety to the Channel Islands.

We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
  1. Photinia joke..

    By martin hamer 23-04-2015

    We had a real laugh when we opened the well packed box to reveal two juvenile plants that will take at least two years to make something worthwhile. You get what you pay for !

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your recent order. If you would like to contact our customer care department on with your details, one of our agents will be more than happy to investigate this further for you. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

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