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Red Tip Photinia
Photinia x fraseri
The Red Tip Photinia is a spectacular medium-sized shrub that can be planted as a privacy shrub along your property border or as a trimmed hedge for enhanced curb appeal and structure. It’s an excellent evergreen shrub that will add year-round visual interest, as well as a cost-efficient way to boost the aesthetic and value of your property. This shrub brings a mixture of colors and character every spring. New growth comes in a bright red color, followed by white flowers in early spring. As the season progresses, the leaves turn into a dark reddish-green color and finish off with red berries that can last into winter.
As Low As: $24.95
|1 Gallon Pot||$24.95|
|3 Gallon Pot||$52.95|
Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus
4 LB Bag
Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag
Soil Soaker Hose
50 Feet Long
California Residents: This product can not be shipped to California at this time due to shipping restrictions.
Red-Tip Photinia fraseri for Sale Online
Red-Tip Photinia bushes (Photinia fraseri) are a very popular shrub because of its versatility and vibrant color. When you buy a red-tip photinia online, it can be used as a privacy, screening, or buffer plant. This evergreen shrub will provide dense foliage year-round that can create a natural screen surrounding your home or property enhancing peaceful seclusion. It will also help to reduce noise emitting from neighbors or busy streets.
The Red-Tip Photinia shrub grows best in zones 6-9, making it highly tolerant of varying conditions. Not only is it drought-tolerant, it can also grow well in parts of the yard that don’t get as much sunlight.
|Mature Height:||9 to 12 feet (20 feet if left unpruned)|
|Mature Width:||9 to 12 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Densely branched, spreading|
|Foliage:||Rich red in spring, turning greenish red in summer|
|Flower Color:||White in spring|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in spring after flowering to maintain desired height|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass.; fast growing privacy plant|
How to Care for Red Tip Photinia
Before you buy a Red Tip Photinia Shrubs, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving!
How do I plant a Red Tip Photinia?
Once you buy a Red Tip Photinia online and you’re ready to plant it, first find a spot on your property where it will have room to grow. When planting the Red Tip Photinia shrub, we recommend planting it in an area that receives either full sun or partial shade for best foliage color. As with any plant, dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not any deeper. When you buy a Red Tip Photinia shrub with Garden Goods Direct, it will be delivered to your doorstep in a container. Use the container it was delivered in as a guide for how measure the detp. If the shrub sits too deep in the soil, it runs the risk of drowning and developing root rot.
What is the best fertilizer for my Photinia Shrub?
This Red Tip bush grows best if it’s fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. We recommend using Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus, it is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. This fungus naturally occurs and provides benefits to the plant by creating a barrier between roots and pathogens that can harm the shrub. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-Tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.
How often do I water a Red Tip Photinia Shrub?
After planting the Red Tip Photinia Shrub, give it a slow, deep watering. This is important especially during the early stages of being planted in your yard. Be patient with this because most of the water that hits the soil at first will run off, it takes time for the water to penetrate the soil and reach the plant roots. We have a trick that we use with our own plants - count to 5 seconds for every gallon of the pot. So if the plant was in a 3-gallon pot, you would count for 15 seconds as you water the plant. Water your shrub using the counting method for the first few weeks after planting it in your garden. After that, you’ll want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they’ve been well established. We like to tell folks that when watering Red Tip Photinia bushes or any plant for that matter, it's best not to water the foliage of the plant. Water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. The Treegator Jr. watering bag can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant.
How do I add mulch to the Red Tip Bush?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Red Tip Photinia Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Those two variations are of a high quality and will provide better nutrition as the plants break down. Mulching helps reduce weed growth that would compete for water and nutrients with your new shrub, reducing its chances of a healthy life. We recommend layering up to 2-3 inches of mulch around the plant. Take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch, and leave about an inch gap between the trunk of the plant and the mulch.