Mountain ash

Sorbus 'Joseph Rock'

Mountain ash - Sorbus  'Joseph Rock'

Common Name: Mountain ash
Genus: Sorbus
Cultivar: 'Joseph Rock'

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

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, 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

Lovely green pinnate leaves appear in spring and turn glorious shades of orange purple and red in autumn. Clusters of white flowers appear in spring and are followed in autumn by small yellow berries which birds love. An outstanding small 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 'Herman's Pride', Polygonatum odoratum, Primula veris, Erythronium dens-canis.

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