How do you best maintain the Photina Red Robin?
The medlar, also called Photina Red Robin, is also a beautiful hedge with white flowers when in bloom. The large shiny leaves make for a striking hedge, with red leaves in spring. It’s a fast-growing hedge that can reach 3 metres in height. If you want to keep it smaller, then you can trim it back after flowering.
To ensure your Photina Red Robin stays healthy and looking its best, here are a few maintenance tips:
- Water regularly during the growing season, especially during periods of drought.
- Feed with a balanced fertiliser every spring.
- Prune after flowering to maintain shape and size.
- Mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
- Check for pests and diseases regularly, and treat accordingly.
By following these simple tips, you can maintain a healthy and beautiful Photina Red Robin in your garden for many years to come. This plant is also suitable as a hedge plant on moist soils.
This hedge hardly needs pruning. In early spring it is possible to cut away dead and damaged wood. At this time, you can also cut away any protruding branches to maintain a nice shape. If the hedge grows too big for the garden, Photinia Red Robin can be pruned back well. It will then sprout again in the spring. This makes it a very suitable hedge for fast growing.
Photinia Red Robin is best suited as an informal hedge in a large garden. This way you can really show off the beautiful flowers and leaves to their full potential. It’s also a good choice for hedges that need to be kept compact, as it responds well to pruning.