Photinia x fraseri 'CARRÉ ROUGE'

Photinia x fraseri
Photinia x fraseri 'CARRÉ ROUGE'
Fraser's photinia
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-2m
USUAL WIDTH 1-2m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:deep red a green
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
COLOUR OF FLOWERS cream
BLOOMING TIME April
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
Hedging plants
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Fraser's photinia is a popular shrub in countries and regions with milder winters. It is a hybrid between photinia glabra and photinia serratifolia. Red Robin was the first variety that came from this crossing, and after it proved huge commercial success, new selections have been introduced.

Carré Rouge is a French selection of Fraser's photinia from Red Robin variety. It originated in Nantes and produces smaller leaves of intensely red colour when young, maturing to deep green, yet keeping the top leaves crimson or wine red. New leaves with red colour emerge at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn green. Young twigs are rich red.

It has a neat, upright habit, growing quite fast into a very bushy and dense shrub. It makes it ideal for hedges or in places where a more slender plant as opposed to wide Red Robin is required. It is quite hardy yet we recommend finding it a place sheltered from strong, drying winds in winters of zone 6. It can be pruned from early spring until midsummer.

It needs moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil and mulching. Acid soil will provide richer foliage colour but for healthy growth it is not essential. Provide extra watering in hot summers and mainly in frost-free periods in the winter if the ground is not frozen. Hardy to about -24°C.

Last update 21-07-2016
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
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