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We have a “lollypop” red robin, but prefer a lower bush shape. How drastic can we be in pruning this into said resultant shape?

Comment from John Dyason

We have a “lollypop” red robin, but prefer a lower bush shape. How drastic can we be in pruning this into said resultant shape? Can we cut down to below the current lowest branch, or will this kill the tree?

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd November 2019 09:08
  • Last reply: Sun. 24th November 2019 09:44

Triming to shape

Question from Roy Warrender

Hi I have one of these plants I call it a lollypop Plant
Should I trim it after the red leaves turn green to maintain the globular shape

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  • Posted: Tue. 29th May 2018 18:41

Red Robin in pots?

Comment from Bill Form

Can red robin be grown in a pot to control height and spread?

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  • Posted: Sun. 2nd November 2014 12:00
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What is the best acid fertiliser to use?

Question from Luke


I want to know what the best acid fertiliser to use is? I generally use miracle grow all over the garden, so should I carry on with this or should I use a specific acid fertiliser ?


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  • Posted: Tue. 2nd July 2013 19:33
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'Brown' spots on leaves

Question from Catherine Milbourn

Hi, My Red Robin hedge 3 years old and is generally growing well but last year it developed brown spots on the leaves. What is this and how should I treat it?

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  • Posted: Mon. 18th February 2013 15:46
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Leaves dropping

Question from Dorothy Bainbridge

The leaves are dropping and some are looking chewed and brown, what can I do to prevent this

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  • Posted: Tue. 3rd April 2012 18:45
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Any ideas for screening?

Question from Lou

Could anyone suggest fast growing small tree/shrubs which would give me screening from the road and houses opposite (pics attached) please. This is all newly planted and not sure if Red Robin will do the trick, or even it compliments existing planting. Pic views are taken from a seat showing gaps on either side of garden where we are exposed to the world on all fronts! This is our first garden for over 12 years, and would much enjoy a secluded area to sit out in. We are also amateur gardeners. Is Leylandii appropriate?
Thank you, Lou

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  • Posted: Fri. 14th October 2011 15:23
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Moving a red robin

Question from Sheila Cadd

I would like to move a smallish specimen to a place in the garden where it can grow and flourish to a full size tree. What time of year would be best to do this? Thanks

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  • Posted: Mon. 21st March 2011 20:19
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Photinia fraseri red robin

Question from Phil Mepham


I have a mature version of the above which i'd like to trim down to produce a tidier version. Basic question; when, how much and how?!!

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  • Posted: Sun. 7th November 2010 10:43
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red robin

Question from Arlene Robson

We just purchased a dwarf red robin and though we water it, it's leaves are turning toasty and brown. What's wrong? Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • Posted: Fri. 28th May 2010 18:51