Sorbus ‘Jospeh Rock’
Description: An upright tree with erect compact growth grown for its exceptional autumn colour of blazing orange, purple and red. Clusters of white flowers are borne in late spring and are followed by pale yellow to orange-yellow berries in the autumn. The birds tend to leave these berries until last in the autumn as they are less attracted to yellow berries. Thus Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’ gives a longer display than most other red berried trees.
Uses: Suited to medium sized gardens as a specimen or at the back of a border.
Climate / Position: Full sun to dappled shade. Tolerant of windswept locations.
Height / Spread: Height 6-8m. Spread 7m.
Soil Requirements: Tolerates a wide range of soils except shallow chalk.
Pruning : No pruning required.
Special Requirements: Avoid chalk soils
Additional Interest: Joseph Rock was an Austrian explorerwho spent time plant exploring in China before settling in Hawaii. It is thought Jospeh Rock introduced this Sorbus to the UK in the 1930s.