Sorbus aucuparia Croft Coral

Croft Coral rowan berries
  • 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

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Croft Coral tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£23.95
Out of stock
2-year Croft Coral tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£47.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


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

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit Attractive tree / plant
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Site conditions: Occasional flooding Windy site Air pollution
  • Useful for: Small spaces
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flowering month: May June
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Fruit colour: Orange
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Fruit persistence: Persistent
  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

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.

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.