Friday, May 16, 2008

Photina - Pretty as a picture!

Photina Red Robin is looking its best at the moment the exuberance of that glossy red foliage is complemented by the delicate sprays of its white flowers. Older leaves turn bright green but the plant will continue to sprout young red foliage if lightly pruned to shape.

Over planting of the Photina in municipal displays led to a fall in popularity in some quarters , though it seems to be an ever present in the garden nursery. Either as a specimen or as part of a shrubbery  if you have the space and the conditions then the Photina will light up your garden. 

1 comment:

  1. I was interested to read this because Photinia is a plant that I love and which has always had a place in my gardens in the UK. I'm glad to hear that it survives here!