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Sorbus aucuparia 'Chinese Lace' (Chinese Lace Mountain Ash) - 9L Pot

Code: TR0201
Sorbus aucuparia 'Chinese Lace' (Chinese Lace Mountain Ash) - 9L Pot
Sorbus aucuparia 'Chinese Lace' (Chinese Lace Mountain Ash) - 9L Pot

This tree with delicate lace-like leaf fronds is a beautiful addition to your garden, adding intricacy and elegance to your view. In autumn, the leaves change to red-purple, whilst the dark red berries hang in long clusters.

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: white
  • Foliage Colour: dark green, red-maroon in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 12m
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 150-170cm
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 8m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 

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