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Pleached Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' Tree

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  • £389.99 (ex VAT)
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Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' creates a striking pleached tree. New foliage and stems emerges bright red on 'Red Robin', with leaves turning a dark, glossy green as they mature. The bright red growth appears in spring and autumn, especially if encouraged by regular pruning. Clusters of ivory coloured flowers in spring add further interest.

Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' is a reasonably vigorous evergreen and in this pleached form it is ideal as interesting year-round screening and for creating privacy. Flowering is more common when it is grown in full sun and it is hardy but new growth is not frost resistant.

Our pleached Photinia trees have been carefully and expertly trained over a number of years to create beautiful screening trees. The grand looking trees produced by this method of training are sometimes known as hedging in the sky or stilt hedging. This pleached evergreen has an approximate overall width of 1.8m and height of 3.2m . If you can't find the size you're looking for, please give us a call on 01943 660870.

AKA Pleached Photinia, Pleached 'Red Robin', Pleached Christmas berry

  • Head (the leafy hedge screen): 1.8m wide x 1.2m high
  • Clear stem (the bare stem): 1.8-2m
  • Overall size: approx. 1.8m wide x 3.2m high
  • Ideal for:evergreen screening and creating privacy
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: New foliage is bright red, maturing to glossy green foliage
  • Flowers: Ivory flowers in Spring
  • Soil: Well drained

Delivery of Pleached Trees

We are experienced in delivering pleached trees and understand the importance of getting these quality specimens to our customers in a timely fashion. It is important to understand that our pleached trees require a certain amount of help once they arrive on site. We recommend that for the smaller units, 2 able people will be needed and for the mature, heavier units (including boxheads) 4 people or appropriate machinery will be required.

Our Sales and Service team are on hand to discuss access requirements and arrange a convenient delivery time. Please call them on 01943 660870.

Planting Advice for Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' Trees

When planting Photinia trees, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

Pruning Advice for Pleached Photinia × fraseri 'Red Robin' Trees

Formative pruning has already been carefully and expertly carried out on all our pleached trees. Going forwards, you will need to carry out pruning to maintain the shape and encourage the bright red new growth.

The bamboo frame that comes on the tree can be cut off when the pleached tree is mature enough.

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 give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk.

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 for arrival 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.

Form refers to the shape of the tree defined by the pruning it has received. The photos within the product tables can help you visualise it - click on the photo to enlarge it. For more information, see our Tree Forms Guide or phone our team.

Pruned and shaped: A tree that has had pruning to help create a beautiful overall shape, with the pruning being tailored to the variety. It is our most popular form.

Top grafted: A top grafted tree has a height noted next to the form (e.g. 'Top grafted at 45cm'), which refer to the clear stem height. This bare stem will not grow taller, only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small gardens or patios.

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: On our website a bush means a plant with many stems low down, rather than one singular 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 ground to the lowest branch), which supports a branched crown. Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (the circumference of the stem measured 1m above ground), 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

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Pleached Photinia 'Red Robin' Form: Pleached Tree, 12-14cm girth Supplied Size: 1.8m x 1.2m head, 1.8-2m clear stem, 3.2 overall height Root type: 45L pot Pleached Photinia 'Red Robin' Price £389.99 (ex VAT)
Pleached Tree, 12-14cm girth 1.8m x 1.2m head, 1.8-2m clear stem, 3.2 overall height 45L pot £389.99 (ex VAT)
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