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Croft Coral

Sorbus aucuparia
Croft Coral rowan berries
Croft Coral is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Croft Coral is named after its coral-orange fruits, which arrive towards the end of summer.

In other respects Croft Coral is a typical small Rowan tree, and a good choice where space is limited.

Croft Coral rowan trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £34.50
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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How to grow

Croft Coral is easy to grow and tolerant of most situations, but does best in moist well-drained soils.

History

This variety is thought to have arisen at Burford Gardens, and named after the nearby National Trust estate at Croft Castle.

Croft Coral characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive fruitAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsOccasional floodingWindy siteAir pollution
  • WildlifeAttractive to birdsRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMayJune
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Fruit colourOrange
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Common Rowan
    Sorbus aucuparia
    Common Rowan
    The Rowan or Mountain Ash, native to most parts of the UK. The leaves turn golden red in autumn, accompanied by clusters of red berries. One of the largest species of Sorbus.

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