About This Plant

Photinia x fraseri, also known as Red Tip Photinia, is an evergreen shrub renowned for its vibrant foliage and ornamental features. 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. With a moderate growth rate, Red Tip Photinia can reach a height of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) and a similar spread, forming a dense, rounded shape.

The Story



The Red Robin features evergreen leaves that are glossy, elliptical, and lance-shaped. The leaves are typically a vibrant, lustrous green in colour, creating a lush and dense foliage. One distinctive feature of the Red Tip Photinia is the emergence of new leaves, which are often a bright red to bronze colour, providing a striking contrast against the mature green foliage. The leaves are arranged alternately along the branches, and their glossy surface adds to the ornamental appeal of the shrub.


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