Sorbus 'Eastern Promise'
- Position: full sun or lightly dappled shade
- Soil: tolerates all soils
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: attractive coral-pink berries
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A lovely small, oval-headed tree with dark green leaflets that turn a deep purple then a fiery-orange in autumn. Clusters of coral-pink berries in dense clusters, often weigh down the branches in autumn. An outstanding tree which can tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions.
- 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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Does this particular Sorbus have good autumn colour?
Are the berries especially enjoyed by the birds?
I am looking for a Sorbus with both these features- if this 'Eastern Promise' doesn't tick those boxes, what would?Asked on 6/4/2016 by Treacle-eater from Somerset
The green foliage of this pretty rown turn shades of purple and orange-red in autumn - and the birds love the berries, so I think it would be a great choice.Answered on 8/4/2016 by Helen from crocus
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