We must confess, at first sight we were more than a little taken back by this remarkable new plant! The mature glossy evergreen leaves are irregularly marbled and flecked with shades of light creamy green and dark green, they look great even in the depths of winter long before other Photinia varieties start to get interesting again! The new growth emerges brilliant rosy pink at first and gradually darkens to a mix of cream, light green and rosy pink.
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A remarkable new Photinia with ever changing leaf combinations of light and dark green, cream and pink. I dont think its possible to walk past this plant on our nursery without taking a second look, its been months now and i still cant!
Morris Hankinson BSc (Hort)
Founder and Managing Director
Often with different varieties of the same plant its easy to say its similar to ‘so and so’ or it grows a bit like ‘such and such’. Not with Photinia Pink Crispy, we have to say this one is truly unique!
The multicolured leaves are borne on a bushy and dense evergreen shrub of upright habit, while the growth is strong and vigorous this plant is a lot smaller than many other Photinia, eventually attaining a height of 175cm and 100cm wide.
Photinia Pink Crispy would certainly make a colourful and unusual addition to any garden whether in shrub beds or borders or in larger pots or containers, even as solitary pride of place specimen in your lawn that will bring interest and colour all year round. Grow them as a remarkable hedge, with its naturally bushy and upright growth its just the perfect shape and you could maintain at at a height of 80-175cm.
These are not difficult plants to grow, choose somewhere well drained as boggy soil is the only dislike of Photinia shrubs but they are otherwise suited to all soil types. Photinia Pink Crispy is naturally healthy and they dont suffer from any particular pests and diseases. To keep the colourful young growth coming, give them a light prune or trim in late Spring to keep them looking smart and further flushes of pink leaves will appear later in the season. (and they often will without any pruning!)
How to grow Photinia Pink Crispy
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 175cm high x 100cm 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.