Photinia Camilvy Hedging

Photinia x fraseri Camilvy

A strong growing and upright variety of Photinia that grows into a handsome shrub and is ideal for hedging. The best feature are the bright red young growths that give a stunning display in Spring, and often again with more flushes during the season. Many professional nurserymen and women will tell you this variety is a better red colour than Red Robin, thats a lot of Photinia’s being grown up and down the country so we cant all be wrong!

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Potted Hedging

We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.

Photinia Camilvy Potted Hedging 16/24in 40/60cm

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-4
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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Better know amongst nurseries and professional garden designers than it is with many gardeners, Photinia Camilvy is a strong growing and upright variety of Photinia selected by a Dutch Nurseryman who then named it as a portmanteau of his two daughters names – Camily and Ilvy.

Photinia Camilvy has slightly larger foliage than other varieties with the bright red young growths appearing from Early Spring, older plants will also produce attractive corymbs of white flowers in early Summer.

We grow and sell many thousands of Photinia Hedging shrubs every year and have to say that this is the best of the larger growing ones. Customers ask for Photinia Red Robin by name and its a very colourful and useful shrub, but Photinia Camilvy has a tidier and more upright habit and the red growths are a nicer, deeper red that often appear time and again in new flushes of growth through the season. This plant also has a rather stronger constitution in our experience.

There are many uses for these beautiful shrubs, not just as hedges (keep them at any size from 120-250cm high so they can be small and decorative or tall and privacy-providing), back of border evergreens, as all year specimens in generous sized containers and topiary specimens/pleached.

They grow well in most garden soils, just ensure good drainage from the outset as these are not a shrub that enjoys having ‘wet feet’ in the Winter. They do well in full sun or partial shade and in most environments except very hostile and exposed where you would be better choosing from our list of plants for windy and exposed sites.

Prune or trim Photinia Camilvy hedges and shrubs in early Spring. When planting the young shrubs we recommend adding Rootgrow to the planting holes to give them the very best start.

How to grow Photinia Camilvy
Position: Sun or partial shade
Foliage: Evergreen shrub, leaves stay on the shrub all year.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.

Flowering time: May and June

Growth rate: moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread 300cm high x 200cm wide.

Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Prune or trim in late Spring to encourage more of the colourful new growth.

Delivery leadtimes update- March/April 2024

We are working at maximum capacity to fulfil all orders as quickly as possible but owing to unprecedented demand some orders will take longer:

– Orders containing only bare root plants – delivery is currently within 5-7 days

– All other orders – delivery is currently within 2-3 weeks

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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