Sorbus Scalaris


Spreading, deciduous tree with pinnate leaves divided into glossy, narrowly oblong, dark green leaflets. Turning shades of red and purple in autumn. Produces in late spring and early summer, flat clusters of white flowers followed by spherical red fruit. Height of 10m and a spread of 10m after 20-50 years.


Plant in humus-rich, moderately fertile. 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