‘Red Robin’ (Burning Bush)

Photinia x fraseri, also known as Red Tip Photinia, is a evergreen shrub renowned for its vibrant foliage and ornamental has. The bark of this shrub is smooth, greyish-brown, and provides a neutral backdrop to the striking red-coloured young leaves that emerge in spring, creating a visually appealing contrast.

The Appearance

A medium-sized evergreen shrub with striking red new growth that matures to glossy green. It has a dense, rounded form.


The Produce

The tree produces small, inconspicuous white flowers in spring, followed by small red berries that birds find appealing.


The Flowers

Produces small, white flowers in late spring, followed by red berries.


The Leaves

The leaves are typically a vibrant, lustrous green in colour, creating a lush and dense foliage.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray when young, becoming more textured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly used in hedges and borders in gardens.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The flowers attract pollinators.


The Culture

Popular in ornamental landscaping for its vibrant foliage and dense growth habit. Often used as a hedge or specimen plant.


Fun Facts

The ‘Red Robin’ cultivar is particularly noted for its bright red new leaves, which add a splash of color to gardens throughout the growing season.

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