Red Robin 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.
Zones 7-9, 14-17: Toward the end of the month, prune boxwood, escallonia, laurel, photinia
, and pittosporum.
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.
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.
Red Robin makes an attractive evergreen hedge with brilliant red glossy young leaves in spring and summer before maturing to dark green.
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.
is an evergreen but where its young leaves unfurl into the most beautiful vivid-red colour imaginable.