Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:10
Photinia is a fickle shrub. It is susceptible to suddenly dying, often suffers die back and sometimes reacts to pruning. I had 2 but both died after a few years.
i have pink marble and little red robin but both look tatty at times and will be replaced
Healthy well grown photinias are lovely when in red leaf.....I had one in front of a walled choisya and the effect was wonderful. Red foliage backed by a cascade of white flowers. When cut back the foliage is not great and regrowth can be slow.
Laurel then for me. Yew is better. pittosporum? Lonicera nitIda baggesons gold? Holly?