Sorbus 'Eastern Promise'
(Rowan) A handsome small tree, Sorbus 'Eastern Promise' has colourful berries and pinnate (feather-like) dark green summer leaves which turn brilliant shades or orange, purple and red before falling in autumn.
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A handsome small tree, Sorbus 'Eastern Promise' has colourful berries and pinnate (feather-like) dark green summer leaves which turn brilliant shades or orange, purple and red before falling in autumn.
Clusters of small white flowers cover the branches in late spring/early summer, followed by masses of colourful dark pink fruit in autumn.
- 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 'Eastern Promise' grows to be a small, branching, rounded tree.
- Height: 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft)
- Spread: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 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
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Windy & Exposed
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Fruit - Ornamental
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