Photinia are an easily maintained quick growing plant. They grow best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade in a sheltered position. The young shoots can become scorched by cold or drying winds and late frosts if grown in an exposed position. Photinia is tolerant of most soils, even clay as long as it has been improved by incorporating well-rotted compost or manure. Most Photinia require minimal pruning, however these plants have been trained into topiary standards, so to keep the heads in check they will benefit from the occasional trim. To keep the shape of the head under control we recommend trimming a little and often during the growing season and summer, in colder UK areas try to avoid trimming after mid-August, since any new growth would be vulnerable to autumn frosts. Hard pruning, if required should be done in spring when the worse of the weather has passed.
Staking may be advisable if planting in an exposed position where windrock may be an issue. Once you have dug your hole and the tree is ready to plant, place a stake at a 45-degree angle leaning back towards the support structure. Once planted, compact soil mixture around the base for extra support and water well.
Unfortunately the weight and height of these plants makes it impossible for us to deliver them by courier and can only be delivered in one of our vehicles so we cannot deliver nationwide. As a rough guide we deliver to almost all destinations south of our nursery in the Cotswolds and upto approximately Manchester and Leeds if heading north. The website will not take your order if you are outside of one of our delivery postcodes, this will be confirmed in the checkout and basket area when postcode is entered.
We may be able to deliver outside of one of our regular areas but by arrangement only. Contact us here