Sorbus aucuparia ‘Sheerwater Seedling’ is a stalwart performer that won the RHS Award of garden Merit in 2002. It is a well-known Mountain Ash that has long been planted in urban environments and as a street tree but also features nicely in a garden setting.
The distinctive foliage of this Mountain Ash is similar to the species, being a mid-green, compound and containing 4-9 pairs of leaflets.
Creamy white flowers hang in clusters when they appear in the spring and are followed by bright red, berries in the autumn, ideal for the birds. Leaves of this reliable tree turn from green to yellows and gold in autumn.
As a juvenile tree the branches are fairly stiffly ascending, giving it an upright look but as it matures Sorbus aucuparia ‘Sheerwater Seedling’ becomes oval in shape.
Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions this tree has the added benefit of not minding being planted in semi-shade.
This tree is useful where space is limited and will provide year-round interest coupled with blossom and fruit for the pollinators and wildlife.
If you live in an area prone to rabbits or deer then we recommend rabbit guards.
This tree is good for bees and other wildlife.
Mature Height: 7-12m