All year long, ‘Red Robin’ has glossy evergreen leaves and rich red new foliage. Once established, this shrub will grow fast, but regular clipping can keep it down to size, and make it easier to care for. This is one of the easiest shrubs to grow in the garden and is a great addition to your landscape.

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How big will a Red Robin tree grow?

A fully grown red robin tree is 2.5 to 4 feet in height. It can become as high as 6 metres when it is used as a specimen tree. It takes about 10 to 20 years for the plant to reach its full height. Its branches can reach up to 3 metres in length and range in size from 2.5 to 5 metres.

The leaves of the tree are dark green to dark brown in colour. They are oval to oblong in shape and have a smooth surface. Each leaflet is about 1/2 to 1 inch long and is covered with fine hairs. These hairs are used to protect the leaf from the wind and to help it to dry out quickly.

The flowers of this plant are small, white to yellowish-green and are borne singly or in clusters. When the seeds germinate, they are released into the air and grow into a small tree.

How quickly does Photinia Red Robin grow?

It has an average growth rate of 30 cm per annum, and can easily be maintained up to a height of 4m – either trim to a formal hedge shape in the spring or summer or leave informal. It can also be used as a hedge in the garden, or as part of a fence.

Are Red Robin roots invasive?

In the case of the Photina tree, it is a deciduous tree which means that it grows from the ground up. It is not a tree that can be grown in a greenhouse and it does not need to be pruned to make room for other trees to grow.

In fact, if you look at the tree in the picture above, you will see that the trunk is quite large and the branches are quite long. This is because it has a very large root system which allows it to take up a large amount of space.

The tree can grow up to 20 feet in height and can reach a height of 30 feet or more depending on how much space it takes up and how well it can support the weight of its branches. For example, some trees are more prone to disease than others and some are better suited to certain climates.

How far apart should you plant Red Robin?

Planting a photinia red robin in the garden: Place the plant in a sunny spot and allow it to grow for at least two years before transplanting it into your garden.

When should you cut back a Red Robin tree?

When topruning photinia red robin is about six weeks into the new season. When the foliage goes from red to green and on to red again, you can peck with some vigour. Wait till the second foliage turns from green to yellow – usually about two weeks after the last green leaves have turned yellow. This is a good time to cut back the number of leaves you are pruning.

You will need to do this every two or three years to keep the tree healthy. If you do not have the time or patience to wait until all the leaves turn yellow, then you will have to remove the entire tree and replant it with a new crop of new leaves.

How do you take care of a little Red Robin tree?

The soil should be moist and free draining. If you have heavy clay soil, you should add garden compost or well-rotted manure to improve the conditions before planting. Good air circulation is important to the health of ‘Red Robin’. The plants will need to be kept in a cool, dark place for the first few weeks of growth.

This is because the roots are very sensitive to heat and cold, and they need time to acclimate to their new environment. Once they are acclimated, they can be moved to a warm, dry place to continue to grow.

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