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Chinese Lace (Sorbus 'Chinese Lace') is a very healthy, round-headed small Mountain Ash or Rowan tree with unusually attractive deeply cut foliage turning red-purple in autumn. Young leaf stalks have a please plum colour, unless you don't like plum, then they turn a dark red/purple. White flowers around June turn to dark red fruits and are abundant in large bunches.
A small height tree, so expect a height of around 4 metres tall and 3 metres wide after 10 years.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.25 and 2.0 metres in a 7-17L pot for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
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Planting Sorbus Chinese Lace
Soil: Moist but well-drained osition: Full sun
Chinese Lace Hardiness
Sorbus Chinese Lace is considered fully UK hardy so you can plant almost anywhere. We say almost because we know someone will want to challenge that. Installing a window box to the Ben Nevis Mountain Rescue hut would be considered one of the places not covered by almost anywhere.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.