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Sorbus Eastern Promise
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Sorbus 'Eastern Promise'

Mountain Ash and Whitebeam

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Open space planting Open space planting
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Replacement prune Replacement prune