Coral Fire Mountain Ash
Coral Fire Mountain Ash
Sorbus hupehensis 'Coral Fire'Item #7118 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8
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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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast grower to 30 ft. tall and wide.Key Feature:Deer ResistantBlooms:Late spring to summerLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SOR-bus hew-pe-EN-sisPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 17Growth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 30 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Road Salt, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late spring to summerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleRusticDesign 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.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.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This Asian species is native to western and central China and bears great resemblance to our own native mountain ash, S. acuparia. It was brought to the west by E.H. Wilson in 1910. It's improved fiery color earned an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.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.