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