• Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Photinia × fraseri Louise ('Mclarlou') (PBR)

photinia

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  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average to fast
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy (may need winter protection)


A relatively fast-growing evergreen shrub or small tree with striking, bright red new shoots that mature to an attractive marbled variegation containing green, pink, creamy-white colourings. ‘Louise’ has a compact, dense form making it a perfectly proportioned little tree for sheltered small gardens and patio pots requiring year-round interest. In late spring, white flowers appear in clusters and provide an additional burst of beauty. Photinia can be lightly clipped to form an impressive evergreen hedge at maturity, or as a fast-growing barrier plant to hide eyesores or provide screening for privacy.

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  • Garden care:
    To encourage a profusion of bright young leaves in late spring or summer shorten the stems of established specimens by up to 15cm (6in), to just above an outward-facing bud. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.
    • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten
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