Carre Rouge Hedging – Photinia X Fraseri Carre Rouge


Photinia X Fraseri ‘Carre Rouge’, also known as Carre Rouge Red Robin, is a newer variety of the popular Photinia plant family. This striking cultivar has garnered significant interest due to its unique reddish-purple foliage and compact growth habit, making it an excellent choice for both ornamental and hedging purposes.

Carre Rouge Red Robin Hedging Plants (Photinia X Fraseri ‘Carre Rouge’)

Photinia X Fraseri ‘Carre Rouge’, also known as Carre Rouge Red Robin, is a newer variety of the popular Photinia plant family. This striking cultivar has garnered significant interest due to its unique reddish-purple foliage and compact growth habit, making it an excellent choice for both ornamental and hedging purposes.

Why Carre Rouge Red Robin Makes a Great Hedge Choice

Distinctive Foliage: Carre Rouge is renowned for its new leaves, which emerge in a vibrant red to deep purple shade, offering an aesthetic appeal unlike most other hedging plants.

Compact Growth: This variety is smaller and denser than the classic Red Robin, making it ideal for a compact and tidy hedge. It can also be used effectively in mixed borders and containers.

Low Maintenance: Like other Photinias, Carre Rouge is robust and easy to maintain. It’s resistant to most pests and diseases, and responds well to pruning, enabling easy control over its shape and size.

Wildlife Attraction: In spring, the plant produces small white flowers, attracting a range of pollinators and contributing to local biodiversity.

Comparison to Other Hedging Options

Compared to other hedging plants, Carre Rouge Red Robin holds several unique advantages:

Distinctive Coloration: Few hedge plants can compete with the vibrant colour display of Carre Rouge, making it a standout choice for gardens seeking a pop of colour.

Size Control: Carre Rouge’s compact growth makes it particularly well suited to smaller gardens or areas where space might be an issue, unlike larger, more expansive hedge options.

Evergreen Nature: As an evergreen, Carre Rouge maintains its rich foliage throughout the year, providing continuous screening and visual interest, unlike deciduous options that lose their leaves in autumn and winter.

Carre Rouge Red Robin in the UK Climate

Carre Rouge Red Robin is well-suited to the UK’s temperate climate. Its hardiness allows it to withstand the cooler winters, while its adaptability to different soil types and conditions ensures that it can thrive in various parts of the UK, from cityscapes to rural gardens.

Its dense growth and flowering also provide important habitats and food sources for local wildlife, contributing positively to the UK’s diverse ecosystems.

Features or Requirements

While Carre Rouge is a resilient and adaptable plant, it performs best in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade conditions. Although it’s resistant to most pests and diseases, it can occasionally be affected by leaf spot or fireblight, so regular checks and a spring feed with a general-purpose fertilizer are beneficial to maintain its vibrant growth.


In summary, Photinia X Fraseri ‘Carre Rouge’ provides an excellent choice for those seeking a hedge plant that combines low maintenance needs with distinctive colour and compact growth. Well suited to the UK’s climate and offering substantial support to local biodiversity, Carre Rouge Red Robin is an attractive, practical, and environmentally conscious choice for any garden.


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