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Photinia × fraseri 'Carré Rouge' Tree

Photinia Trees
  • From £55 (inc VAT)

Photinia × fraseri 'Carré Rouge' is a compact and colourful new variety of Photinia. Closely related to the popular Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin', yet more compact, requires less pruning and features smaller leaves. Young leaves emerge an intense shade of red and transform to a deep glossy green as they mature. The foliage is accompanied by pretty, white flowers which grow in panicles in springtime.

'Carré Rouge' continues to produce new growths throughout the growing season for longer-lasting colour. It's a great low maintenance solution for gardens of all sizes and when grown in a large pot, is also ideal for adding a splash of colour to patios.

Also known as Christmas berry 'Carre Rouge', this hardy evergreen can tolerate partial or dappled shade but prefers a full sun position for the brightest colour. It grows in most draining soils and will reach a height and spread of 2.5 x 2.5 metres in 20 years.

AKA Photinia Mandarino, Christmas Berry Mandarino

  • Common name: Christmas Berry Mandarino
  • Latin name: Photinia × fraseri 'Carré Rouge'
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2.5 x 2.5 metres
  • Flowers: White spring flowers
  • Foliage: Evergreen – emerging red transforming to glossy green
  • Position: Tolerates exposed locations in full sun or partial shade

Planting Advice for Photinia Carré Rouge

Our pot grown Carre Rouge trees can be planted at any time of year. When planting into the ground, remove weeds and grass within a metre of the planting spot, then dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and twice as wide. We recommend sprinkling root grow in the hole to help the tree establish.

Remove the production pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost. Use this to fill in the hole and firm around gently, taking care not to bank soil up around the collar of the tree.

Use a stake and tie kit to anchor the roots of Photinia tree (unless it is a lollipop or bush form as these don't require staking). Water around the base. Further information is available in the step-by-step planting guide.

Aftercare Advice for Photinia Carré Rouge

For the first year, water well and regularly in spring and summer. Increase watering in hot or dry weather. When planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. We sell irrigation kits for use in the ground or in pots.

Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first few growing seasons. If needed, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Photinia Carré Rouge

Pruning of Photinia can be carried out at any time of year and encourages the bright red new growth. We recommend pruning topiary forms each year to keep their shape.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.


Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Photinia x fraseri 'Carre Rouge' Form: Tree Top grafted at 70cm Supplied Size: 90-120cm Root type: 5L pot* Photinia x fraseri 'Carre Rouge' Price £55 (inc VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 70cm 90-120cm 5L pot* £55 (inc VAT)
Photinia x fraseri 'Carre Rouge' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot* Photinia x fraseri 'Carre Rouge' Price £80 (inc VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot* £80 (inc VAT)
Total: £0 (VAT Free)