Photinia red robin is the type of the shrub that is evergreen and the name is derived from the vibrant red colour of its leaves especially when these are young but when these ages, they change their colour to the dark green. Another name for the photinia red robin is the Fraser. This is very popular shrub as it is easily maintained. The height of the shrub could reach about 6 to 10 feet and therefore, these are used in the hedges and screens manufacturing.
The important feature of this photinia red robin is the leaves and their unique colour transformation. If you could keep on trimming the shoots carefully then this shrub could have leaves around the year. The shrub not only have the vibrant red leaves but also has the white or more precisely creamed coloured flowers. But as good as these flowers look, as bad as they smell. This is the reason many gardens do not let these flowers grow on the photinia red robin but cut these. But if the flowers bloom then they also produce a small fruit which is called the red pome fruit.
How could you grow the photinia red robin?
These are good for the areas where the sun is bright and the weather is dry. They need to be exposed to sunlight because too much of shade could cause them to grow fungal. If you are planting the shrubs then make sure you leave at least the 6 feet distance because these have fast growth rate and in no time, these will be spread to at least 8 to 12 feet. Its important that you water the plant and keeps its soil moisturized to ensure that the roots are developed.
Light and temperature:
As mentioned earlier it is best to keep these under direct sun but even if there is partial sun then it is fine as well but if the temperature is cool in the area then it certainly requires the direct sunlight.
Water, soil and fertilizers:
The wet soil is not good for the photinia red robin and you could have the good air movement for this to grow well. Watering the photinia red robin once a week is best and make sure you water only the roots and the soils and do not water the leaves as the leaves must be kept dry. There is no particular need of the fertilizers in case of the murraya paniculata but if the quality of the soil is very much poor then you could add the organic fertilizers to increase the soil quality.