Photinia fraseri Red Robin

Christmas Berry, Photinia, Red Robin

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Small Half Standard specimens have a 90-100cm clear stem. Small three quarter standard specimen have a 120-130cm clear stem. 

Photinia Red Robin is an attractive, mop headed version of the well known garden shrub.

This evergreen tree has deep green leaves which emerge a bright red colour, before hardening off in the sunshine to green. This bright red flush occurs in the spring and often once again in the autumn and can be encouraged to be striking by a routine prune to encourage new growth development. The creamy white flowers appear in spring and are an unusual annual occurrence for an evergreen tree, it contrasts magnificently with the emerging red leaves.

Photinia Red Robin is well known as a garden shrub that was bred in New Zealand, winning the Award of Garden Merit in 2002. At Barcham we choose to grow this species as a true tree with a clear stem and over time it develops a rounded, mop head type crown.

This small evergreen beauty is the perfect tree of choice for stilted hedging and offers much more in the way of ornamental delight to those who plant them than the utilitarian Tree Privets. To form a good and immediate impact upon planting, Medium sized trees should be planted at 1.2m + centres, the further apart they thus become the longer it will take for a full screen to develop.

The Half Standard specimens are perfect for boundary definition or low stilted hedging.

Regular pruning of a stilted screen is necessary in ensuring density is maintained and when pruning Photinia Red Robin it is worth remembering that they need a little more tender loving care than the Tree Privet and thus it is best to prune using shears, rather than with something as harsh as a hedge trimmer.

Mature Height: 3-7m


Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Green, Red/Purple,
Screening above the fence,
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.