Photinia fraseri Red Robin is a useful evergreen tree that 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.
These Pleached specimens have been trained onto frames, making them perfect for high level screening. The clear stem is 1.8-2m high, with a frame on the top of 1.2m x1.2m square. Planted at 1.2m centres, these pleached trees form an immediate continuous screen, or stilted hedge, without encroaching too much into the lateral space of a garden. These pretty evergreen specimens are the perfect tree of choice for this purpose and offer much more in the way of ornamental delight to those who plant them than the utilitarian evergreen specimens such as 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.
Regular pruning of a stilted screen is necessary to ensure density is maintained. With Photinia on a Pleached frame, this can be achieved by simply pruning into shape or for the more ambitious gardeners out there, tying the branches into the shape of the frame. It is important to note that whilst you can still achieve some upward growth on these trees, because they have been trained onto a frame, it will take a little more time to reach the upper mature height of 5-7m than the standard specimens.
Mature Height: 3-7m
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.