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Sorbus Eastern Promise

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Mountain Ash

Produces a good show of autumn berries

A small tree with simple green feather-like leaves that turn purple and orange-red in autumn. The white flowers are followed by dense clusters of coral pink berries in autumn.

Where?

This plant is easy to grow and likes full sun or partial shade. It is attractive to wildlife and is perfect for small gardens.

How?

For best results grow in humus-rich, lime-free soil that is moist and moderately fertile.

A native European variety.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 90 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand, Clay
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting September - November

Typically available

From February to September