Sorbus scalaris Sorbus

Sorbus

Description: A pretty small tree with a neat spreading habit. Attractive frond-like, rich green leaves in summer turn purple-red in late autumn. White flowers are held in bunches in May-June followed by orange/red berries that are popular with birds.

History: Native to western China, and introduced by Ernst Wilson in 1904.

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 3m

Attributes

  • Wet tolerant
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Replacement prune
  • S Size: Small

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