Coral Fire™ Mountain Ash
Sorbus hupehensis 'Coral Fire'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SOR-bus hew-pay-EN-sis|
|Lore||This 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 Maturity||Fast grower to 30 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to summer|
|Design Ideas||The 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.|
|Landscape Use||Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Good 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