Details

 

Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' is an upright tree with pinnate leaves which turn orange, red and purple in autumn, contrasting with the butter-yellow berries

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)

 

Sunlight

Full sun, Partial shade

Aspect

North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

8-12 metres

Ultimate spread

4-8 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution; ideal specimen tree in small garden

 

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, chip budding in summer or grafting in winter

 

 

How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. No routine pruning necessary. Remove diseased, damaged, congested or crossing shoots. Shoots that are growing in unwanted directions can also be pruned out in Late winter or early spring.

 

Pests

May be attacked by aphids, blister mites and sawflies

 

Diseases

May be affected by apple canker, honey fungus and fireblight

 

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Sorbus 'Joseph Rock'

£48.00Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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