Sorbus gonggashanica Snow Balls Sorbus

Sorbus

Description: A small bushy tree with a neat habit with dark green leave turning fiery red in autumn. The fruit are white, contrasting well with the autumn foliage and remaining long after leaf fall.

History: Introduced by Roy Lancaster in 1981 from the Pa La Ho Valley, Mount Gongga, Sichuan, China.

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): 3m x 2m

Attributes

  • Wet tolerant
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Replacement prune
  • S Size: Small

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