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Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' Tree

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  • From £39.99 (ex VAT)

This evergreen tree is highly sought after for its bright red new spring foliage that darkens to a gorgeous glossy green during the year. In addition, Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' produces attractive ivory white flowers in April – May, making it a great specimen tree with year-round interest. It is also popular in lollipop form outside doorways, as hedging or pleached hedging.

Photinia 'Red Robin' is easy to look after and will grow well in partial shade or full sun when given a well drained soil. Requiring little pruning, it does take well to heavy pruning if you wish to maintain a particular shape.

Photinia 'Red Robin' is also called the Christmas berry tree and indeed makes a wonderful gift whether at Christmas or any other time of the year - just add gift wrapping to make it extra special.

AKA Red Robin tree, Christmas berry tree

  • Common name: Christmas Berry 'Red Robin'
  • Latin name: Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin'
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 6 meters
  • Seasons of interest: Year round
  • Soil: Ideally well drained and acidic to neutral soil
  • Position: Full sun or part shade

Planting Photinia fraseri Red Robin Trees

Our pot grown Red Robin trees Photinia trees can be planted at any time of the year, unlike bare root trees. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your intended planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, especially if you have poor soil, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole.

Take the pot off and gently loosen the tree roots, then place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. We advise planting young trees with a stake and tie kit and, if your area is prone to rabbits, a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Photinia fraseri Red Robin Trees

Pruning encourages the bright red new growth.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Below are definitions of various forms, which refer to the shape of the tree defined by the pruning it has received. For more advice, please contact us.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

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

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

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo 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 branch), which supports a branched crown. Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

The table below gives sizes and forms available for this variety, along with photos you can enlarge (these are only a guideline as all plants are unique so vary).

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' Price £39.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot £39.99 (ex VAT)
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Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' Form: Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.0-3.5m Root type: 45L pot Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' Price £299.99 (ex VAT)
Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth approx 3.0-3.5m 45L pot £299.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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