Sorbus Chinese Lace
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Upright
- Leaf colour - autumn: Bronze / Purple
- Fruit colour: Red
Chinese Lace is an attractive small rowan with a neat upright form. It features plain white flowers in early summer, which quickly turn into long-lasting coral-red berries.
The leaves are a clean mid-green colour through the summer, but turn coppery-red in late autumn.
Chinese Lace is also notable for the deeply cut pinnate shape of its leaves - each leaflet appears almost independent. This creates a distinctly lace-like feathered appearance when viewed from a distance.
Chinese Lace trees for sale
2-year Chinese Lace tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
Chinese Lace characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Site conditions:
Coastal site Occasional flooding
- Useful for:
Open spaces Small spaces Street / amenity
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Flowering month:
- Flower colour:
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
Bronze / Purple
- Fruit colour:
- Annual cycle:
- Fruit persistence:
Attractive to birds
The Cut-leaf Rowan, an excellent form of the native Mountain Ash, orange-red berries, and highly feathered leaves.
How to choose a Rowan or Whitebeam tree
We have a very wide range of Sorbus (rowan and whitebeam) trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different berry and leaf colours might help narrow down the selection.