Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' (Joseph Rock Mountain Ash) - Bare Root

Code: TR0203BR
Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' (Joseph Rock Mountain Ash) - Bare RootSorbus 'Joseph Rock' (Joseph Rock Mountain Ash) - Bare Root
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Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' (Joseph Rock Mountain Ash) - Bare RootSorbus 'Joseph Rock' (Joseph Rock Mountain Ash) - Bare Root
The Sorbus Joseph Rock is a small yet visually striking upright tree with pinnate foliage that turns shades of vibrant red and purple in autumn. Corymbs of creamy white flowers appear in spring, shortly followed by vibrant yellow berries.

This deciduous tree requires little pruning and is tolerant of pollution. It's upright habit and small spread makes it a fine addition to any sized garden.

The bare root variation of the Joseph Rock is a great alternative to container-grown versions during the winter. It has already been growing for two years in ideal conditions so that the tree will already be in great shape and ready to take off, regardless of the season.

Characteristics

  • Comes as 'Bare Root'
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green in spring and summer, red/purple in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 12m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered, exposed
  • Rate of Growth: Max. height in 10 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
See alternative Joseph Rock trees below:



Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
  • Soil Requirements: acid, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: well-drained, moist but well-drained, moderately fertile

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

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. 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 in either an exposed or sheltered location with either full sun or partial shade.
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.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.0/5 (3 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

"Well packed bare rooted whip, looks good stock."

Reviewed Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Tree in good condition. Planted within 24yrs and so far looking well."

Reviewed Thursday, 23 March 2017

Rating: 4/5

"There was a problem in that I did not receive an acknowledgement of the order or a delivery date and had to contact Primrose. However, the trees arrived shortly afterwards in good condotion."

Reviewed Thursday, 2 March 2017

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