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Re: Re: Moving a Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

Message from Steve

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi,
well i moved it and planted in one go, it was quite a job! Managed to dig out a 3ft wide rootball and did my Geoff Capes impression dragging it on a tarp 50 metres!

It has as expected gone all floppy. Although i got a large root ball or should i say ball of thick clay the plant has had a hard time rooting. It had some very long surface roots, below some landscape fabric and pebbles but above the hard baked clay.

To give it a chance i made the destination as fertile and crumbly as i could, mixing organic manure with perlite and digging in well to break up the clay. If it does shed all its leaves its not the end of the world. It couldnt stay where it was and i thought id give it a go saving it for its ultimate height, its over 2 metres now, if it survives and gets to 3-4metres with leaves it will do its job as a privacy screen where ive position it. Fingers crossed!

Just wish it would rain (at night), its been dry for months and my water butt it getting low!

  • Posted: Thu. 20th April 2017 19:59

Re: Moving a Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

Message from John Bates

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Yes expect you'll be OK both with pruning (little or hard) now and also with moving the plant, although Autumn would be best time to move. If you move the plant now - just keep it fed and watered. If the soils been improved with manure then you may not need to add any fertiliser, but ensure its watered properly (a good drink) 2-3 times a week

  • Posted: Wed. 12th April 2017 16:59

Moving a Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

Question from Steve

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi,
I have a Red Robin, about 5ft x 4ft, planted in heavy clay. I want to move this from the front garden to the rear garden and let it grow into a high screening hedge. Is now a good time to transplant or should i root prune and wait until Autumn. I don't want it getting too big for transplanting so should i also prune it back? It will go into a border where the soil has been improved as I know they dont like clay that much, although it is growing quite well where it is.

  • Posted: Tue. 11th April 2017 10:07

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

Comment from martin long

In forum: General

I have recently noticed my Red Robin shrub as a small bare patch of stems only with its leaves missing at the top of the shrub although the rest of the plant looks fine, I would be grateful for any advice or ideas on how to rejuvenate the plant to get it back to having no bare patches again or the likely cause of this problem. I live in Cheshire and we have had a relatively mild winter.

  • Posted: Fri. 30th March 2012 18:47

Pruning Q + Plant suitability

Question from Kathryn Layard

In forum: Trees and shrubs

I live in a new build, builder planted front border, North facing heavy clay with euonymous silver queen, Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' . It is a very small garden is there any way I can prune any of these to keep them small or should I dig them and if I do what do you suggest. I did a lot of looking at gardening books / websites last year but didn't really come up with anything very much that would work, evergreen, interesting, clay and north.

  • Posted: Sat. 26th March 2011 20:13

Re: What hedging?

Message from Marissa Zoppellini

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Keri, you haven't said what your neighbours have got, so I don't know if these will be different! Also, I am not sure if you want a tightly pruned sharp hedge or something softer. Here are some that can look good and offer a choice of attractive leaves, flowers or berries:

Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire'
Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'
Prunus lusitanica
Prunus laurocerasus
Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'
Pyracantha 'Orange Glow'

Hope this helps, all the best. Marissa

  • Posted: Thu. 5th August 2010 10:37