Photinia


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Photinia

 

a genus of trees or shrubs of the family Rosaceae. The leaves are evergreen or deciduous. The white flowers are five-parted and gathered in compound cymose or panicled inflorescences. The fruits are small, usually red pomes. There are 60 species, distributed mainly in East Asia. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals; they are especially ornamental during flowering and fruiting. Several species, including P. serrulata and P. glabra, are cultivated in the USSR on the Black Sea Shore of the Caucasus and Crimea.

REFERENCE

Derev’ia i kustamiki SSSR, vol. 3. Moscow-Leningrad, 1954.
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Red Robin Photinia (Photinia fraseri) and deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara) were put into individual tubs and placed in abreast and crossing arrangements.
Spotty leaves seem to have come close to the top of the list of favourite questions over recent weeks, with photinias and phormiums suffering more than many other plants.
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Privet, boxwood, eugenia, pittosporum, rhaphiolepis and photinia, if allowed, will flower briefly in the spring but are planted primarily to achieve a formal look, which necessitates constant pruning.
Photinia x fraseri Red Robin, pictured top, can be trained into a lollipop shape to add a bit of height and interest if space is at a premium.
Choose from Elaeagnus, Photinia Red Robin, Mahonia or Pittisporum, all of which will give you screening in the winter months too.
If you have room for two trees, try to combine two trees which have a different season of interest, such as a photinia - an evergreen with new red growth in late spring - and sorbus, which has lovely autumn hues and dazzling berries.
PHOTINIA Red Robin makes an attractive evergreen hedge with brilliant red glossy young leaves in spring and summer before maturing to dark green.
Photinia Red Robin is covered in black spot and the leaves are falling off.
However, the plant that I want to highlight has risen to dizzy heights of popularity in recent years; I am talking about Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin', that large shrub which produces such stunning display of brilliant red leaves in spring and early summer.
I have found that slow-release and iron-sulphate fertilizers are essential to keep shrubs such as Japanese boxwood (which may otherwise turn orange), photinia, princess flower, hibiscus, gardenia and escallonia lush throughout the year.
Photinia is an evergreen but where its young leaves unfurl into the most beautiful vivid-red colour imaginable.