Sorbus ‘Eastern Promise’ Sorbus

Sorbus

Description: A small, upright, oval-headed, spreading tree with pinnate leaves that turn purple and orange-red in autumn. White flowers appear in spring, followed by heavy, dense clusters of deep rose-pink berries in autumn.

History: Raised by Hillier Nursery, Hampshire in 1967 by foreman Alf Alford. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Sorbus Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, 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
  • Open space planting
  • Wet tolerant

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