Sorbus aff. cashmiriana
- Position: full sun or lightly dappled shade
- Soil: tolerates all soils
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Flower colour: white or pink
- Other features: attractive white berries
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Open branched, spreading tree with dark green, pinnate leaves that turn rich russet and gold in autumn. In late spring the tree is covered in clusters of pink or white flowers, followed by large white berries which last well in to winter. A charming tree for the small garden.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
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Q:My (in a large pot) Sorbus aff. cashmiriana flowered and berried last year ... but this year not a flower to be seen ... hence NO white/pink berries ... chosen specially to look good in winter in our courtyard.
I have just bought a larger pot and propose replanting it in this with multi-purpose compost.
Am I doing the right thing?
I already have a profuse Joseph Rock in the open ground in the garden so do not want another here.Asked on 23/9/2015 by midgiebee from Edinburgh
It could be that the tree had used up all the nutrients in the container so repotting it into a much larger container should help, but I would use a John Innes no 3 compost which is ideal for shrubs and trees.
Hope this helps.Answered on 24/9/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:Do you sell these trained as standard trees with a strong leader, or more of a shrub with multiple branches please? ThanksAsked on 15/7/2014 by Sara
This tree in a 10lt pot will come as a small feathered tree, which can be trained as a standard as it grows by removing the side branches.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 17/7/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:What can I use as a centrepiece in my bed?
I'm looking for a small ornamental tree or shrub for a centrepiece, ideally with with flowers or pretty foliage. Can you give me any ideas??Asked on 2/5/2005 by David Poulter
A:There are some wonderful plants that would be suitable - here are some of my favourites. Prunus Amanogawa http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4640&CategoryID=7 Arbutus unedo http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=78419&CategoryID=7 Malus floribunda http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4584&CategoryID= Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4594&CategoryID= Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4651&CategoryID= Prunus 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4643&CategoryID= Betula pendula 'Youngii' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=358&CategoryID= Sorbus cashmiriana http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4726&CategoryID= Amelanchier lamarckii http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=257&CategoryID= Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=138&CategoryID= Useful articles: http://www.crocus.co.uk/plantdoctor/trees/ http://www.crocus.co.uk/feature/plantingtrees/Answered on 4/5/2005 by Crocus
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