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Sorbus ull Olympic Flame
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Sorbus ulleungensis 'Olympic Flame'

Mountain Ash and Whitebeam

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Purple Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small 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