Coral Fire™ Mountain Ash

Sorbus hupehensis 'Coral Fire'

Intriguing red stems on red-barked branches hold a showy display of white flower clusters followed by bright red berries. A showy, globe-shaped tree that displays terrific fall color. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationSOR-bus hew-pay-EN-sis
LoreThis plant is closely related to the European rowan, considered a most powerful tree to the ancient Celts. Berries are sometimes added to jams and jellies but are rarely used exclusively due to their exceedingly tart taste.
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
Design IdeasThe striking color of leaf, stem and fruit on this small tree makes it easy to mix with other plants since it will always call attention to itself. Also a fine specimen tree for the lawn.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGood border companions include the Royal Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star') with its white blooms. Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia aquifolium) makes a good contrast of form, with its uprightstems, and adds blue berries to the scene. The red-purple fall foliage of Henry's Garnet Sweetspire (Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet') makes it a showy planting in autumn.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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