Mountain Ash

Sorbus 'Eastern Promise'

Mountain Ash - Sorbus  'Eastern Promise'

Common Name: Mountain Ash
Genus: Sorbus
Cultivar: 'Eastern Promise'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Purple, OrangeFlowering 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


A lovely small oval-headed tree with dark green leaflets that turn a deep purple then a fiery-orange in autumn. Clusters of deep rose-pink berries in dense clusters often weigh down the branches in autumn. An outstanding tree which can tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions.

  • 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', Osmunda regalis, Blechnum spicant, Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride', Polygonatum odoratum, Primula veris, Erythronium dens-canis.

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