Scarlet rowan

Sorbus commixta 'Embley'

Scarlet rowan - Sorbus commixta 'Embley'

Common Name: Scarlet rowan
Genus: Sorbus
Species: commixta
Cultivar: 'Embley'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 7.00 m (700 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: April & May

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

Long tapered glossy green leaves made up of 13 to 17 leaflets appear in spring, followed by small white flowers in late spring. In autumn the tree is covered in clusters of bright red fruit and the crown is ablaze of scarlet foliage deepening to ruby red. This is a slender branching conical tree which is ideal for a small garden or woodland area.

  • 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: Hosta 'Big Daddy', Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen', Osmunda regalis, Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver', Polygonatum odoratum, Eranthis hyemalis, Erythronium dens-canis.

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