Sorbus Reducta

 

Chinese dwarf mountain ash, a small, deciduous shrub with shiny, dark green leaflets that turn purple in autumn. Clusters of small, white flowers in spring are followed by pinky-white fruits in autumn. Will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

 

 

Grown in moderately fertile moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil. Pollution-tolerant.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.