Lights up hard-to-use corners
like the north side of a house
with year-round beauty and edible fruit.
Large clusters of honey-scented, bee-and butterfly-friendly flowers followed by red fruit. High-yielding and much-used in Europe to make jam, wine and brandy.
Beautiful street or yard tree for damp shady spots or for the north. Fall color, huge crops of berries, handsome leaves.
Great pollinator plant, makes apple and pear orchards more productive.
BOTANICAL NAME: Sorbus aucuparia
Seeds need 30 days warm and moist, then 90-120 days cold and moist before sprouting. Best is to plant in pots late summer and let nature take its course. Or pot indoors, hold at room temperature for 30-6- days and refigerate the pots (in a plastic bag) for 90- 100 days before putting outside in a shady place and watering as needed. Let them grow in the pots the first year, then transplant to a large pot for another year, then plant. In hot climates, semi-shade is better than full sun.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 4-9/Height 30'/Matures 7 years