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Unidentified shrub or tree.

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by samuelsmiles, Sep 16, 2017.


  1. samuelsmiles

    samuelsmiles PetForums Senior

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    I don't suppose anyone knows what this tree or shrub is do they. I wondered whether it will be evergreen or not?
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  2. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    It looks like it may be a Pieris forest flame, as far as I can remember they don't drop their leaves, my neighbour had one in their front before they had the drive done for parking.
     
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    Honeys mum PetForums VIP

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  4. Emma85

    Emma85 PetForums Newbie

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    Looks like a red robin (possibly a variegated?) . Peris have long, thin leaves.
    Both are evergreen and do well in acidic soil. We've got a forest flame and it's beautiful.
    We planted a red robin hedge in our front garden and it's nearly doubled in size since May. To encourage the red leaves (the new growth) keep trimming :)
     
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    samuelsmiles PetForums Senior

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    Yes, I'm sure it is a Photinia Red Robin now. It confused me because of the variegated leaves but now know this can be true of a Red Robin.:)
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Definitely Photinia Red Robin.

    There are a number of leaf variations - I have one with cream tips instead of red.
     
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