Red-Tip Photinia fraseri Shrub for Sale Online
Red-Tip Photinia bushes (Photinia fraseri) are a very popular evergreen shrub because of their versatility and vibrant color. Photinia shrubs can be used as privacy screens or noise buffers around your home or property, enhancing peaceful seclusion. They will add year-round visual interest, as well as a cost-efficient way to boost the aesthetic and value of your property.
The Red-Tip Photinia shrub grows best in zones 6-9, making it highly tolerant of varying conditions., including drought. It is also known to grow in the shady parts of your garden where it can be difficult to grow other plants. Also known as Fraser Photinia, the Red-Tipped is a hybrid cross between the Japanese Photinia and the Chinese Photinia.
|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:||Spring, after flowering|
|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 for years to come!
How do I plant a Red Tip Photinia?
Red Tipped Photinias are ideally planted in the mid-spring. First, find a spot on your property where it will have room to grow that receives either full sun or partial shade. As with any plant, dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but no deeper. Planting too deep can lead to root rot. Use the container it was delivered in as a guide for how to measure the depth. Backfill with a mix of the original soil and organic matter, such as compost or topsoil.
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; it takes time for the water to penetrate the soil and reach the plant roots. 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 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.