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SORBUS 'Leonard Messel'

Commonly known as Rowan

Clusters of pink fruits with good autumn colour.
  • Deciduous
    Pinnate leaves to 25cm (10in) long composed of 9-11, oblong, blue-green leaflets, toothed in the upper half
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tree
    Small, slow-growing tree forming a dense, oval crown with stout, upright branches and red winter buds. Produces flowers in corymbs to 10cm (4in) across followed by drooping clusters of berries. Leaves colour to orange, gold and sometimes purple in autumn
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Light, dappled shade

SORBUS 'Leonard Messel'

 
H/Std £75.00  
Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
Due to limitations imposed by couriers, taller items
might have to pruned to reduce height prior to dispatch.

 

  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant. Flowers for bees and other insects. Berries for birds
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, sawfly larva, canker, honey fungus, fireblight
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. 1949. Col. L Messel, Nymans, Sussex
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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5m (16ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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