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Photinia Robusta

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Photinaia x fraseri “Robusta Robusta”

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  • Classic evergreen screening hedge variety
  • Brilliant red tip foliage create great contrast
  • Hardy, drought tolerant and fast growing
  • Lush green foliage with vibrant red tips
  • Features white flowers during late Winter / Spring
  • Plant 1-2 meters apart for hedging
  • Mature size 6 meters tall




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A classic choice when it comes to low maintenance screening and hedging. Photinia Robusta features vibrant red new foliage, adding a great depth and contrast to many Australian garden designs. Commonly pruned to a neat and tidy  2-3 meter hedge, this popular plant offers fast growing, evergreen screening. A hardy variety, that is drought tolerant, Photinina Robusta is a water wise screening choice once established.


Product Specifications

  • Common Name: Photinia Robusta
  • Mature Height: 6 meters
  • Mature Width: 4 meters
  • Spacing: 1-2 meters apart for a screening hedge
  • Form: Upright, compact
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Foliage: Deep green with red tipped new foliage
  • Soil: Most soil types, prefers well draining soil, will tolerate dry and coastal conditions
  • Water Requirements: Low once established, drought tolerant
  • Native: No
  • Position: Full sun
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Maintenance: Low – medium, benefits from a light prune


Commonly Asked Questions

How far apart should I plant Photinia Robusta for a screening hedge?

Plan to plant around 1 meter apart is ideal for a screening or privacy hedge.


How fast do these plants grow?

Considered to be a fast growing variety, given the right conditions, you can expect up to a 1 meter of growth per year with your Photinia Robusta. Keep well watered and mulched when the plants are young, once well established they require little maintenance and are a water wise screening plant choice.


Should I prune my Photinia Robusta?

Two light prunes a year will encourage thicker growth for your Photinia Robusta when creating screening and hedging. No need to be too delicate, they are a hardy plant variety.