- 10 litres pot: trunk 80 – 120 cm (2.6-3.9 ft), canopy app. 20 – 30 cm (0.6-1 ft)
- 15 litres pot: trunk 80 – 120 cm (2.6-3.9 ft), canopy app. 30 – 40 cm (1-1.3 ft)
- 25 litres pot: trunk 80 – 120 cm (2.6-3.9 ft), canopy app. 30 – 50 cm (1-1.6 ft)
- 35 litres pot: trunk 80 – 120 cm (2.6-3.9 ft), canopy app. 40 – 60 cm (1.3-2 ft)
- 50 litres pot: trunk 80 – 120 cm (2.6-3.9 ft), canopy app. 50 – 80 cm (1.6-2.6 ft)
- 70 litres pot: trunk 80 – 120 cm (2.6-3.9 ft), canopy app. 50 – 80 cm (1.6-2.6 ft)
The Photinia Serrulata, also known as Red Robin Tree or occasionally the Christmas Berry, is a group of evergreen shrubs grown specifically for glossy, dark green adult foliage, white flowers and brilliant red tinted young leaves; in the spring, they unfold to give a stunning display. The best known of the photinias is Photinia Red Robin, which is often planted as a specimen shrub or as a dense, evergreen hedge.
A Christmas Berry Red Robin puts on a show all year round, with white springtime flowers and new leaves that start out as a vibrant red, before darkening to a glossy green as they age. These bright colours are popular with wildlife, but due to its loose branch structure, birds are unlikely to choose the Red Robin as a nesting location (which is ironic). Christmas Berry Red Robins are an excellent choice for creating interesting hedges and borders.
Latin Name: Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin also known as Photinia Serrulata Red Robin
English Name: Christmas Berry Red Robin, Photinia Red Robin, Red Robin, Fraser Photinia
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Bright Red to Green.
Flower: White Flowers and Red Berries.
Flowering Period: Spring.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Topiary. Embankments. Coastal styles.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped (if desired) each year in the late-spring.
Growth Habit: Round/Bushy.
Growth Speed: Slow (20cm to 40cm per year).
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