Mountain Ash and Whitebeam
Description: An attractive naturally upright rare tree with large oval leaves and young shoots beneath covered in white downy film. It produces red fruits with brown speckles and good autumn tints.
History: Native of Japan and Korea. The plants in cultivation probably derive from seed of the var. calocarpa, sent by Wilson from Japan.
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 4m