Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Medium

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Medium

This selection of Sorbus aucuparia is a fairly narrow, upright form with ascending branches. This compact habit makes it a more formal choice than the species which is more open and variable. It does, though, share the orange-red colour of the fruits which appear in large clusters a bit earlier than the species July to November (or when the birds eat them!)

Like the native, this selection thrives on acid soils, though can tolerate any well-drained soil though it is not long-lived on shallow soils over chalk. The tidy, ovoid canopy form lends itself well to small-scale formal avenues, street planting, or small gardens.

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Size

Small

7m high x 3m wide after 25 years

Canopy

Neat, upright form with dominant leader and well balanced crown.

Foliage

Pinnate a long mid-rib with 11-19 leaflets.

Flowers

White flowers in May and early June.

Fruit

Orange-red clusters of fruits from mid-summer into the autumn.

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