Mountain ash

Sorbus commixta

Mountain ash - Sorbus commixta

Common Name: Mountain ash
Genus: Sorbus
Species: commixta

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, Purple, Red, YellowFlowering Period: April & May

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

Compact broadly conical shaped tree with long tapered glossy dark green leaves. In late spring small white flowers appear followed by orange-red berries. The foliage turns lovely shades of yellow red or purple in autumn. This small tree is ideal for any sized garden and it can tolerate most soils including clay.

  • 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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