Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info. If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge.
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.
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Sorbus Copper Kettle Options
100-150cm: 2-3 years old, supplied in a 7-9 litre pot.
150-200cm : 2-3 years old, supplied in a 9-12 litre pot and is shaped as a Half Standard.
180-240cm: 3-4 years old, supplied in a 12-15L pot and 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
Good afternoon Alan, Great timing, my trees arrived today and my patio got finished yesterday so perfect for me to now plan where I plant. All 3 trees *(180-240cm Copper Kettle, 200-300cm Snow Queen and Multi0stem snow Queen) are a brilliant size and although the single stem are nearly bare I can tell they are really healthy. Thanks for your help, Many thanks Issy Homan 151020
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
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 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.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
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.