Photinia x fraseri 'Little Red Robin'
These attractive and reliable shrubs are grown for their colourful, bright red, young leaves, which turn dark green and glossy as they mature. This variety has a very compact habit and is suitable as a lawn or border specimen. It makes an excellent, short, evergreen hedge, which grows rapidly and clips well. Regular clipping will encourage new red growth. Flattened heads of small white flowers appear in spring.
Plant in any good, well-drained, garden soil. Easy to care for. Prune after flowering has finished in summer or if grown as a hedge, clip through summer months.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
Full Sun Part Shade
April - May