Sorbus hupehensis 'Pink Pagoda'
- 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 pink berries
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Broadly columnar tree with blue-green, pinnate leaves that turn rich red in autumn. In late spring the tree is covered with clusters of white flowers followed by pink berries that last well into winter. An excellent tree for a 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:Does this tree have shallow roots, or deep ones? I am thinking about it for a border with other plants and shrubs. If its roots are shallow, it's not going to work.Asked on 22/2/2015 by Lucy from London
The rootstock for this tree is Sorbus aucuparia, so the roots are neither deep or shallow growing but they will spread, but I am wondering if this is the right tree for a mixed border as this a tree has quite large leaves, and a broad canopy so it will cast shade over your other plants. You might be better with something like Sorbus vilmorinii which is more delicate and has an upright habit with pink berries.
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Hope this helps.Answered on 4/3/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:Could you tell me approx how fast this tree grows? I would like a tree that grows relatively quickly to replace a tree that has died. This tree comes under the quick growing section but the information states that the rate of growth is average. Also, does it retain its leaves all year round?Asked on 20/1/2014 by Anonymous from Brentwood, essex
Sorbus hupehensis 'Pink Pagoda' is a deciduous tree, with rich red autumn foliage. It is really hard to say how fast a tree will grow as many external factors can affect it's growth rate, but approx 30cm a year.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 21/1/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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