Our photinia only has its pink, not red, new shoots in Spring, which fade to a paler colour before becoming green.
The worst-looking hedges around here are those which alternate between three different coloured plantings, including photinia, along the hedge, which I think are commonly sold together for this purpose.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956
Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!