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'Joseph Rock' / Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' 4-5ft tall In 6L Pot Stunning Colours


Rowan 'Joseph Rock' / Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' 4-5ft tall In 6L Pot


The mountain ash or rowan is a native European tree, especially in high altitudes where its robust hardiness ensures its survival.

Growing Details

Common Name: Mountain Ash / Rowan
Genus: Sorbus
Cultivar: 'Joseph Rock'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist, Sandy
Height: 900cm
Spread: 700cm


This is a very decorative and widely planted tree of mysterious origin, although it is thought to be a form of a variable Chinese species. It is an outstanding garden tree for general planting, especially where it will be seen in autumn when the foliage, yellowish green in summer, turns various fiery shades of orange, copper, crimson and plum purple. The drooping clusters of small round berries, at first light creamy yellow and later deepening to amber, stand out dramatically against this pyrotechnic display. The trees tolerate light sandy soils as well as clay.

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