Sorbus ‘Autumn Spire’
A relative of the native rowan or mountain ash Sorbus aucuparia, this is a wonderful, small, fastigiate (upright growing), deciduous tree, reaching about 4ms in height but only 2ms wide. A clone of the popular Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’, a chance seedling found at Flannery’s Nursery, Staplestown, Kildare in 1996. Clean white flowers in May become yellow-orange berries, much loved by birds, in autumn. They contrast well with the leaves which turn a very good dark red to reddish yellow in autumn.
A perfect tree for a small garden or a tight corner, and readily available in garden centres around the country.