Red Robin Photinia
fraseri) and deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara) were put into individual tubs and placed in abreast and crossing arrangements.
LANDSCAPE NOTES: Chinese Photinia
makes a nice specimen plant or privacy hedge in the recommended zones.
'Red Robin' shrub is one of Lynne's favourites and can be pruned to keep its shape and size
Red Robin has spent most of the winter with bright emerald green leaves.
The wreath which stands at 3ft was made by head gardener Jo Harrigan, using red roses, a variety of ferns, ivy, holly, red and yellow berries, Virginia creeper, Golden Yew, Photinia
, Cotoneaster and Gaultheria.
Potential choices for great evergreen hedges include yew, box, holly, Escallonia, Euonymus, Osmanthus, Portuguese laurel and Photinia
The laurel bears small white flowers in June, and the Photinia
has distinctive young foliage in reddy bronze.
The same goes for Photinia
'Red Robin' and the new growth will all be those fiery red leaves that we enjoy so much and are so useful at this time of year.
repens with Euonymus fortunei Emerald 'n' Gold, Hebe rakaiensis, Photinia
x fraseri Red Robin and Lonicera nitida Baggesen's Gold.
Weeping purple beech, flowering cherry, columnar spruce, dogwood, dwarf plum, galaxy magnolia, globe maple, goldenchain tree, halesia, hinoki cypress, Japanese maple, Japanese snowball, lilac, photinia
, redbud, rhododendron, royal galaxy magnolia, purple smoke tree, snowball bush, stewartia, weeping hornbeam, weeping spruce.
Zones 7-9, 14-17: Toward the end of the month, prune boxwood, escallonia, laurel, photinia
, and pittosporum.
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.