Sorbus aucuparia Croft Coral
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Upright-spreading
- Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
- Fruit colour: Orange
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.
This variety is thought to have arisen at Burford Gardens, and named after the nearby National Trust estate at Croft Castle.
Croft Coral trees for sale
1-year Croft Coral tree - bare root
2-year Croft Coral tree - in a 12L pot
How to grow
Croft Coral is easy to grow and tolerant of most situations, but does best in moist well-drained soils.
Croft Coral characteristics
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Attractive fruit Attractive tree / plant
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3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
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Occasional flooding Windy site Air pollution
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Suitable for beginners
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Orange / Red
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Attractive to birds
Sorbus aucupariaCommon 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.
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.