Copper Kettle (Sorbus 'Copper Kettle') is a compact, small, healthy tree with heavy clusters of dynamic copper coloured fruit that often persist well into winter. Dramatically colourful autumn leaf colours of red and orange make this a really appealing tree. Most likely to be a seedling of S. ‘Joseph Rock'.
A medium height tree, so expect a height of up to 6 metres (20 foot) after 10 years.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.2 and 2.4 metres in a 7-12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock. The size range is considerable as it depends on when in the year you purchase them and what the previous years weather has been like.
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Sorbus Copper Kettle Options
125-150cm : 1-2 years old, supplied in a 5-10 litre pot and is a single stem. Ideal for pruning to a shape you desire.
150-200cm : 2-3 years old, supplied in a 10-15 litre pot and is shaped as a Half Standard.
A Half Standard refers to the shape it has been pruned to. When the tree was younger, it was pruned to give around half the length of the whole stem to be clear of branches and for the head, crown or whatever foliage is left to be a rounded head. In effect it looks a bit like a lollypop.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Sorbus Copper Kettle
Just to say thank you for our lovely Rowan tree -- delivered this morning and in the garden looking splendid . If it grows as well as the silver birch we bought a couple of years ago we will be very happy. Dee. D 0813
I received my tree - Sorbus 'Copper Kettle' today. It came in very good condition - not a single branch was bent or broken - Thank you.I am really looking forward to spring :-) When I can see it in flower for the first time and hopefully with berries later in the season. I buy very happy with your company again and will also recommend your company to my gardening friends in Denmark. Sincerely, Susanne Olsen 1112
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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 Trees
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.