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Sorbus  'Leonard Messel'
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Available Autumn 2019 - 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.

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. If you are interested in this plant please email us at or call our office on (01530) 413700 and we will contact you when next available.

  • 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.

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