(Rowan) An eye-catching small tree, Sorbus 'Sunshine' has dark green pinnate (feather-like) leaves in the summer which turn purple and red before they fall in autumn and masses of orange-yellow berries late in the year.
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An eye-catching small tree, Sorbus 'Sunshine' has dark green pinnate (feather-like) leaves in the summer which turn purple and red before they fall in autumn and masses of orange-yellow berries late in the year.
Sorbus 'Sunshine' is a tough, hardy tree with excellent autumn interest.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Sorbus 'Sunshine' grows to be a small, branching tree.
- Height: 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft)
- Spread: 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft)
- Important Please Read - Sorbus (Rowan / Mountain Ash) species and cultivars are not and cannot be affected by the Ash disease, Chalara fraxinea. Despite the potentially confusing name, mountain ashes are actually in the rose family, Rosacaea, and are closely related to apples and pears etc. Fraxinus excelsior (Common ash), are in the olive family, Oleaceae and the wind born disease recently found in the UK is completely specific to this genus.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Windy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Fruit - Ornamental, Wildlife Friendly - Birds