Known for its glowing autumn colour and sticky buds, Sorbus sargentiana is an unusual and magnificent tree native to Sichuan province in western China. Distinctive, large, crimson 'sticky buds' are visible in the dormant season similar to those of an Aesculus (Horse Chestnut).
The leaves are dark green and turn superb shades of rich-amber and red in October before falling, rivaling the autumn colours of Liquidambar or Acer. This is complimented by huge trusses of red berries in autumn and early winter.
Sorbus sargentiana is usually fairly slow growing when young and not for instant gratification, however once established makes a stunning small tree, ideal for gardens with limited space.
Supplied Size: 3L pots (small plants, approx 20 - 30 cm tall) - very limited availability this year