Sorbus thibetica ‘John Mitchell’ Sorbus

Sorbus

Description: A compact medium-sized tree with broadly rounded leaves, white-hairy when young, later glossy green, then yellow and bronze in autumn. In spring, it bears clusters of creamy-white flowers, followed by reddish brown berries.

History: Introduced from China by Frank Kingdon-Ward. 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

  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • M Size: Medium

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