Photinia: the striking shrub with red leaves – a wonderful addition to your yard and garden
Photinia is a fast-growing, evergreen shrub with an upright shape that reaches a height of 3-4m and a diameter of 1.50-2m.
Young shoots are bright red, then red to dark violet, and finally green. The sun and the temperature affect the coloring of the leaves accordingly. In areas that don’t get too hot in the summer, the red foliage can be kept all year round. After each pruning, it needs fertilization and iron to achieve new vibrant red vegetation.
It prefers fertile, cool, acidic, and well-drained soils. It thrives in most soils, even the most infertile, as long as the soil has been improved by incorporating organic matter or manure.
It thrives in both sunny and semi-shaded locations and can withstand temperatures down to -20oC
It tolerates regular and heavy pruning, which makes it ideal for a hedge plant.
Forms into a sapling, pyramid, or tree.
Suitable for single plantings, in groups, clusters, and free or formed hedges. To form a fence, the plants are planted at a distance of about 70cm. Planting is done all year round, but it is best to avoid the very hot summer months.
Evergreen broadleaf shrub, green all year round in your garden.
Its fresh leaves are strikingly red, which is favored by its exposure to the sun: more exposure, redder leaves.
Very fast growth. But it couldn’t be faster! Throwing twigs doing right, doing left. It can reach and exceed 3 meters.
It makes a lush, tufted fence with bold red visual interventions.
It blooms in spring for about 1-2 months, and its flowers are large white bouquets.
What should he ask you? Sun to blush and water to grow.
Moderate economic solution. Don’t get big plants. Get small and they will grow up very quickly.
Caution: don’t confuse her with Fotinia nana. They look so much alike, but nana stays short for life.
For planting the photinia on the balcony, we choose pots that have a diameter and height of at least 30 cm, as the photinia develops a rich root system. Photinia is one of the most resistant plants for a balcony and we can plant it in a south, east or west orientation. We use general-purpose potting soil with perlite for better root aeration. At the base of the pot, place a thin layer of gravel to remove excess water when watering.