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Common name: Mountain Ash (Pink)Type: Ornamental treesAspect: Prefers full sunColour: PinkSeason: AutumnSoil: Moist and well drainedSize: MediumDelivery: Collection onlyImage: WTGN
Available after: 01/04/2019
A carefully selected form of the already very fine Sorbus vilmorinii, featuring unusually large, persistent vivid pink berries in the autumn which can be left for the birds or can be used to make a very tasty, but somewhat tart jelly - use plenty of sugar!
. In common with other mountain ash (not related to common ash trees), Sorbus vilmorinii 'Pink Charm' is extremely hardy and wind-resistant and produces lovely finely cut blueish-green foliage and clusters of small white flowers.
Very tolerant of a wide range of conditions it can be planted in any decent garden soil that is moist and well drained. It will also stay reasonably compact, growing to not much more than 4 or 5m in height, a rounded crown.
The parent species, Sorbus vilmorinii, is native to Sichuan, Tibet and Yunnan in China and was first described scientifically by the 19th century French horticulturalist Maurice de Vilmorin- - hence the specific epithet 'vilmorinii'.