PLANT OF THE WEEK

SORBUS CASHMIRIANA

Leek Post & Times - - YOUR GARDEN -

Many rowans or moun­tain ashes have red, orange or even pink berries, but the Kash­mir rowan is recog­nis­able at this time of the year by its droop­ing clus­ters of white berries. These linger on the tree con­sid­er­ably longer.

It also dis­tin­guishes it­self in spring with its pink-tinged flow­ers at­trac­tive to bees.

Like other rowans it’s also great for au­tum­nal colour, its el­e­gant pin­nate fo­liage ma­tur­ing to red, orange and golden be­fore drop­ping in au­tumn. Its small stature and gen­tly spread­ing habit along with its multi-sea­sonal in­ter­est make it a beau­ti­ful spec­i­men for a small gar­den.

Grow in full sun or dap­pled shade in moist, well-drained soil.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.