Sorbus commixta Olympic Flame

Scarlet Japanese Rowan

A cultivar of the Japanese rowan named for its brilliant autumn colour, Sorbus commixta Olympic Flame is a small deciduous tree of compact, columnar habit, very useful where space is tight in the small garden. Creamy-white flowers flowers appear in May, followed in late summer by shiny red berries, which hold on the tree well into winter. The leaves emerge copper-bronze, becoming dark green, then turning to vivid shades of red and orange in autumn. Good for attracting pollinators and wild birds; tolerates urban pollution.

Site: Tolerates exposure
Soil: Any reasonably well drained soil, acid to neutral soils preferred
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Spring, autumn, early winter
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 13-26’ (4-8m) Spread: 8-13’ (2.5-4m)

Type | Size: Bareroot | 3-4ft
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