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Sorbus carmesina

Sorbus Carmesina

Opposite the Chickens at the front of the Pinewoods

Named by Dr. Hugh McAllister (botanist at Ness) this rowan originates from Yunnan in China.

When grown on its own roots (not grafted) it is hardy and very drought tolerant. This species is notable for its attractive blue-green foliage, good autumn colour, and spectacular displays of fruit. Each autumn it is covered in deep maroon fruits that eventually turn white flushed pink.

A perfect choice as a large specimen tree on lighter soils (avoid heavy clay soils) or on a woodland edge in semi-shade. Give it space to make the most of it.