Photinia x Fraseri Pink Marble sold as a Rootball is a great value eye-catching, evergreen plant with pink-tinged foliage. It suits all-size hedging and holds the RHS’s Award of Garden Merit.
These Photinia specimens are root balled which means they are grown in a field rather than a container. They will be lifted straight from the soil into a biodegradable hessian sacking for delivery. Because soil is left around the root ball, the hessian sack can be planted straight into the ground on arrival. It decomposes naturally over time. Rootball hedging is generally better value than container-grown specimens and a good choice if you are planting a hedge and need large quantities.
Photinia x Fraseri Pink Marble is a popular hedging evergreen due to its bushy dense growth and pink marbled leaves. New leaves emerge red and pink in spring gradually maturing to glossy green with a cream margin. In autumn the leaves turn a rich bronze and finally burgundy for winter. In summer Photinia Pink Marble produces small, sweetly scented white flowers that attract pollinators before turning into small red berries.
Height And Spread of Photinia x Fraseri Pink Marble Photinia Pink Marble can reach a height of 2.5 metres by 4 metres, but it’s easily controlled with an annual prune.
How Hardy Is Photinia x Fraseri Pink Marble This hedging shrub is hardy in the UK down to freezing temperatures if the roots are well-drained. Once established it can deal with some drought.
How To Use Photinia x Fraseri Pink Marble This is a fast-growing hedging shrub best used to create a hedge or a screen in double-quick time. The marbled pink foliage makes it particularly attractive but it’s still fast-growing and hardy enough to suit the busiest gardeners.
How To Care For Photinia x Fraseri Pink Marble Rootball Photinia Pink Marble will grow in the majority of well-drained soils and prefers full sun or partial shade. A sunny spot will encourage vivid foliage colours and more berries. Prune and shape in late winter or early spring to control the form. Rootballs are best planted between October and April when the ground is wet and soft. Ensure they are planted as soon as possible after arrival so the roots don’t dry out. Water well until established and mulch in early spring to provide year-long nutrients and trap moisture in the roots.