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.
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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.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
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.