5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Photinia Red Robin in Your Garden

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Photinia Red Robin in Your Garden

When thinking of great hedging plants to grow in your garden, names like English Yew, Lavender, or even Conifer hedges often come up first in many people’s minds. However, one underrated plant that really improves the look of any garden is the Photinia Red Robin. Read on as we give you the top 5 reasons why you should grow one in your garden.

It’s Beautiful!

One of the best reasons as to why you should have a Photinia Red Robin in your garden is due to how stunning it looks. The bright red leaves and the red-tinted stems make the plant really stand out, and because of this, it can be grown in a hedge or alone in the garden.

When it is grown as a hedge, it is thick and dense and produces a lovely colourful effect when the wind brushes gently against it. It can reach great heights of up to 300cm tall, and when fully formed, it is a great showstopper for any garden.

Another interesting fact is that if it isn’t pruned in the previous season, it will produce lovely white cluster flowers in spring.

It’s a Low Maintenance Plant

This plant is ideal for those who don’t want to spend every day looking after it and pruning it. The Photinia Red Robin only needs to be pruned once a year and rarely needs to be watered except in cases of extreme drought. Make sure you keep the soil slightly moist for the first year though, this will help the plant establish itself.

You won’t need to do much more unless you want it to grow quicker, which in that case, you can prune it one to two more times each year.

It’s a Flexible Plant

Another great benefit to the Photinia Red Robin is that it grows well almost anywhere. Whether it is in the shade for many hours of the day or in direct contact with the sun, it will still grow well.

As well as this, although you should grow it into the ground in the autumn and spring months, you also have the option of planting it any season by using pots or cells. It doesn’t matter where you are either, as you can even grow it in heavily urbanised areas due to it being tolerant to pollution.

Screen Your Home Better

It’s a great choice for those who like their privacy. The Photinia Red Robin possesses extremely dense foliage, which easily allows you to screen your home and gain that extra privacy.

It’s an Evergreen Plant

As it’s an evergreen plant, it will look great all year round. These plants will provide you with a dense hedge, and the bright red colour on the plant will make your garden stand out no matter the season.  Evergreen plants are often great to have as a border around the garden, adding colour and allowing other plants to grow in front of them, providing a more striking look to your garden as a result.

At Hedgeplants Heijnen, we provide the best hedge plants for your garden. All our plants are personally selected and meet strict quality requirements to ensure you only receive the best quality plants from us. Contact us today to find out more information about our Photinia Red Robins and our other wonderful plants.