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Photinia Red Robin

Photinia fraseri 'Red Robin'(Shrubs)

The glossy leaves of Red Tip Photinia emerge red then age to copper and eventually turn to dark green. White flowers appear in spring, but rarely produce berries. The majestic upright habit of Red Tip encourages its use as a privacy screen or tall hedge.

Heat tolerant
Cold hardy--likes chilling in winter
Drought tolerant once established

Height

8-10 Inches

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Spread

8-10 Feet


Growing & Maintenance Tips

Full sun. Average water needs. Red Tips are beautiful when left unsheared for a natural look. They retain lower foliage and never become leggy.
However, they take shearing well and can be trained into a large formal hedge. By limbing them up, individual shrubs can be formed into small decorative trees.


Interesting Notes

Good substitutes for Red Tip are Majestic Beauty Hawthorne and Cleyera, both of which have similar color and height.

 

Offensive to allergy sufferers


USDA Hardiness Zone 6 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Foliage Color
Red
Green
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall