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Photinia x fraseri Red Robin - Compacta - Metal Frame/Espalier - Height 150cm Width 100cm - 55lt

Photinia x fraseri Red Robin - Compacta - Metal Frame/Espalier - Height 150cm Width 100cm - 55lt

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Photinia fraseri 'Compacta', when espaliered on a metal frame, presents a striking and structured display of horticultural artistry. This particular variety of Photinia, known for its compact growth habit, reaches a height of 150cm and spans 100cm in width, making it an ideal choice for espalier training. The metal frame, robust and unobtrusive, provides the necessary support for this method of cultivation, guiding the plant's growth in a controlled, two-dimensional form.

The leaves of Photinia fraseri 'Compacta' are its most notable feature: vibrant and glossy, they emerge as bright red shoots, offering a vivid contrast against the greenery. As the leaves mature, they transition to a deep, rich green, maintaining their luster throughout the seasons. The espalier technique emphasizes the plant's natural beauty, showcasing its dense foliage in a symmetrical pattern.

This living art form, a blend of nature and craftsmanship, not only serves as an ornamental feature in gardens but also as a practical solution for space-limited areas. The plant's ability to thrive with minimal lateral space, combined with regular pruning and training, results in a visually appealing, living wall of lush foliage, perfectly complemented by the understated elegance of the metal frame.

  • Common Name

    Christmas berry 'Red Robin'

  • Family

    Rosaceae

  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size

    55

  • Height (cm)

    150-160cm

  • Native To

    New Zealand

  • Flower

    small, 5-petal, white flowers

  • Foliage

    leathery, oval, glossy, brilliant, bright red leaves when they emerge, and dark green after several weeks

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

2.5–4m

Mature Width

2.5–4m

Shape / habit

bushy

Preferred Location

Orientation

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period

Flower

spring

Foliage

all year

Fruit

autumn

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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