• Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Sorbus aucuparia Cardinal Royal ('Michred')

( syn. Sorbus aucuparia 'Michred' ) ( syn. Sorbus 'Cardinal Royal' )

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9 litre pot | 1.2 - 1.5m tall £69.99
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This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: Full sun or lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Fast
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy

  • 'Michred' is a robust and healthy deciduous tree with an upright branching habit. During summer, its mid-green, sharply-toothed leaflets showcase a slightly silver underside and transform into striking shades of yellow and orange in autumn. In the spring, the tree adorns itself with clusters of creamy-white flowers that later give way to bunches of small red berries, favoured by birds. This small to medium-sized tree is tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten