Sorbus 'Leonard Messel'
Available Winter 2019
(Rowan) A handsome small tree, Sorbus 'Leonard Messel' develops an oval habit once established with upright branches and large clusters of pink berries in late summer to autumn.
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A handsome small tree, Sorbus 'Leonard Messel' develops an oval habit once established with upright branches and large clusters of pink berries in late summer to autumn. The leaves are dark green in the summer, turning shades of orange, gold and sometimes purple before falling in autumn.
Sorbus 'Leonard Messel' is suitable for small gardens and is a good choice for late summer & autumn colour.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Sorbus 'Leonard Messel' grows to be a small, branching, rounded tree.
- Height: up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
- Spread: 3 m (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, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid, Special: Windy & Exposed
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Fruit - Ornamental
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