Mountain ash

Sorbus 'Chinese Lace'

Mountain ash - Sorbus  'Chinese Lace'

Common Name: Mountain ash
Genus: Sorbus
Cultivar: 'Chinese Lace'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

An upright tree with deeply cut dark green pinnate leaves which have a lace-like appearance. The bunches of white flowers are produced in late spring followed by orange-red berries in autumn. This is an unusual variety that only grows to an eventual height of 6m (19ft 6in) so is ideal for a small garden.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.

  • Goes well with: Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple', Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty', Hosta 'Gold Edger', Heuchera 'Plum Pudding', Polygonatum odoratum, Primula veris, Galanthus nivalis.

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