Red Robin

Teresa Clerkin asked 14 years ago

Red Robbin is 10ft high and all the leafs have turned a brown colour it looks dead. Is there someway I can treat it or should I cut it down.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Photinia ‘Red Robin’ is an evergreen and if all the leaves are brown, it sounds like the tree might have died, which can happen due to honey fungus, to which it is susceptible, or due to winter waterlogging in wet ground.

If only the tips of the new shoots have gone brown, this is due to frost or cold winds and it will recover. Leave it be and see what develops in the coming weeks. If there is no recovery by the end of May, it is dead.