Sorbus ‘Wisley Gold’ Sorbus

Sorbus

Description: A strong growing small to medium sized tree with an upright habit and dense growth, pinnate, toothed, dark green leaves turn reddish-purple to orange-red in autumn. Clusters of white flowers in late spring are followed by impressive heavy bunches of golden fruit.

History: Introduced by the RHS from a seedling on Battleston Hill at Wisley with a likelihood of S. ‘Ethel’s Gold’ as its parent. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Sorbus Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moisture-retentive, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Hardy and tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 5m x 3m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Wet tolerant

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