Sorbus 'Rose Queen'
(Rowan) An attractive and unusual small tree, Sorbus 'Rose Queen' has serrated, pinnate leaves with large clusters of rose-red berries in autumn once established.
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An attractive and unusual small tree, Sorbus 'Rose Queen' has serrated, pinnate leaves with large clusters of rose-red berries in autumn once established. The mid green summer leaves have orange and purple tints before falling in autumn.
Best display of fruit once established will be seen if planted in a position with plenty of sun.
- 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 'Rose Queen' grows to be a small, branching tree.
- Height: 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft)
- Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 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, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Windy & Exposed
- Special Features
- Fruit - Ornamental
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