Christmas berry 'Red Robin'

Photinia fraseri 'Red Robin' | Also known as: Fraser photinia 'Red Robin', Red-tipped photinia 'Red Robin' | Rating: 16 votes | Print / Pdf

Photinia fraseri 'Red Robin', or Christmas Berry is a gorgeous plant, ideal for use as a hedge if you're looking for something truly unique. It's an evergreen so you'll have year round coverage. The best thing about this this plant is the colour of the young foliage which is a stunning and vibrant glossy red. You'll see the best of this in the spring. It also has white flowers and small red fruit. It can sometimes lose its leaves. If this happens, prune it back, but not too severely, don't prune into the wood where the leaves don't grow. It should then grow back fine.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 3 - 4
Spread [m]
  • 3 - 4
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Pink or purple
Foliage in winter
  • Pink or purple
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-9
Heat zone
  • H7-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 90
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Neighbour repellant
  • For birds & bees
  • For every season
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Hedges and screens
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years