Hi there. Ive been trying to grow this plant in my back yard for sometime now with not much success. Can anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong and what is
s causing the leaves to go brown. I'll be very grateful for your advice.
Photina Red Robin is a large shrub or small tree growing up to 15ft tall or more - it won't be happy in a small pot - it needs to be planted in the ground.
O ok Dovefromabove. Thanks i'll try that
I have one in my garden too cstonenw5 - we planted it back in 1998 and I remember for the first few years it did absolutely nothing. Then it went whoosh and is now maybe 8ft tall. Though if I had my time again I'd have a native shrub there instead
Ordinarily when leaves on a very hardy fast growing shrub like a red ribub photinia go brown then it's due to either: drought or waterlogging.
Brown leaf tips tend to indicate drought at spring / summer time and that it's affected the young new growth. Brown spots or patches in the middle of the leaf usually means it's been waterlogged.
Yours looks like it's had a bit of both. Anything that's contained in a pot is going to be susceptible to that. In the case of this VERY easy large and fast growing shrub as dovefromabove said, it won't want to be in a pot.
They can also get fire blight which makes the leaves go brown but from your description I'm not thinking it's that.
The Red Robin won't know that and they're pretty difficult to kill..... even though you might have had a good attempt
I have mine in partial shade, I always thought to much sun causes more problems with the leaves, mine you they are slow to grow mine around 6 years now and its only 3-4 feet quite wide though... don't give up it get there
They prefer sun or partial shade. They need to be sheltered because they aren't too keen on icey winds and severe frosts. That's why I have mine in partial shade snuggled hiding from winds whistling down the valley and behind a copper beech hedge.
ooo sounds luvly and cosy .... lol