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Photinia Red Robin In pots

ellrsmellrsm Posts: 2
edited May 2022 in Plants
Hi, looking for general advice on growing photinia red robin in pots (pots c.45cm width) will these grow to a good enough size to provide a good screening plant? Or do they really need to be in the ground?
Also seem to be dropping a large amount of leaves?


  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 506
    It's a big shrub, I'd imagine ground only!
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,760
    They don't look at all happy.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,260
    I'd forget trying to do that. Even in the ground they can struggle if they don't get the right conditions and site. 
    That's the main reason they're dropping foliage too. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,453
    If you really want to try and keep them, l'd suggest getting them in the ground ASAP. They are under stress, hence dropping the leaves.
    The one on the right doesn't look quite so bad so there may be hope. If not, at least you tried  :)
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,469
    Agree with previous posters. They are very small pots anyway,the Robin gets to 2 MTRS. I've just planted a magic volcano,it eventually gets to 2.5 Mt, it's not in a pot though.
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