Ten years ago today I created the 104th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.
The red glossy leaves of Photinia can be seen all over Greenford at the moment, from small shrubs to tree sized specimens but I think this hedge, grown through a metal fence at William Perkin Court, is one of the best uses of it that I’ve noticed. The planting around newer developments can be dull and half hearted but this is beautifully maintained and complements the building. There are green shrubs trimmed to the same height on either side of it which emphasise the colour of its new spring leaves. Later in the year there will be flowers and fruit. This is probably a variety called “Red Robin”. The name of the genus, which is related to roses and apples, is derived from the Greek word “photeinos” meaning shiny.
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