Sorbus commixta Dodong

 

Olympic Flame, compact broadly conical, deciduous tree. Erect branches bearing pinnate leaves, each with up to seventeen glossy, elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Turning bright orange-red in autumn. Produces clusters of creamy-white flowers in spring are followed by glossy, pear-shaped, orange-red fruit. Height of 10m and a spread of 5m after 20-50 years.

 

Plant in humus-rich, moderately fertile, acid to neutral soil. Pollutant tolerant. Can tolerate partial shade but best if sited in full sun.

 

General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree 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
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring