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Photinia 'Pink Marble'

turmericturmeric Posts: 825

Hi, I've just bought a standard photinia (about 6ft tall) 'Pink Marble'.  Can anyone advise on the best way to maintain the pinkness rather than it fading or reverting to the ordinary photinia?  Is there a way of encouraging more pink tinted shoots?

Many thanks.


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,068

    Hello jekyllandhyde

    I've had a shrubby form of this in my garden for about 3-years now , and have noticed no reversion to the 'ordinary' Photinia . Should any occur , I can only recommend carefully pruning out the shoots .

    A light pruning in the Spring should encourage the variegated leaves you require .

  • turmericturmeric Posts: 825

    Thanks Paul.  The RHS site says it produces new pink shoots in the Spring anyway so maybe I'll lightly prune all over to encourage more.

    Thanks again

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