Sorbus ulleungensis ‘Olympic Flame’ Sorbus

Sorbus

Sorbus commixta ‘Dodong’

Description: This columnar, deciduous tree makes a fine specimen for small gardens and confined spaces. The highly-feathered leaves start out as a copper green colour, becoming green over the summer, and then a fiery mix of bronze, orange and scarlet. Creamy-white flowers in late spring develop into clusters of shiny orange-red berries.

History: Previously known as ‘Dodong’. Named after a port on the island of Ulleungdo, South Korea, where it was collected as seed by Swedish botanist Tor Nitzelius in 1976. 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): 4m x 2m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • Wet tolerant
  • Leaf colour: Purple Green
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Autumn colour
  • Replacement prune
  • Open space planting
  • S Size: Small

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