A small tree native to Japan, the far east of Russia and Korea, Sorbus commixta 'Embley' has a spectacular display of red and gold autumn colours in late October. Pale white flowers in early summer are followed by small clusters of glistening, deep-red fruit.
A handsome tree with excellent autumn interest, suitable for most gardens or woodland areas.
Supplied Size: 4/5L pots (approx 3 years old, 125 - 150 cm tall)
Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soils.
Flowering Period: May.
Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
Habit: Sorbus commixta 'Embley' grows to be a small, branching, rounded tree.
Height: 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Notes: This Sorbus is usually considered to be a tough, low maintenance garden tree.
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.
A Sorbus commixta 'Embley' with a fantastic display of autumn colour and berries (taken in early November 2010).