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Sorbus commixta 'Embley' (Japanese rowan 'Embley')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
12m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sorbus commixta 'Embley'

Other names

Japanese rowan 'Embley'

Genus

Sorbus Sorbus

Variety or Cultivar

'Embley' _ 'Embley' is a mid-sized tree with green pinnate leaves that turn red in autumn. It bears white flowers in spring and scarlet berry-like fruits in autumn.


Sorbus commixta 'Embley' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Broadly conical, Erect

Toxicity

Fruits, if swollen, may cause stomach upsets.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Blister mite , Sawflies Aphids , Blister mite , Sawflies

Apple and pear canker , Fireblight Apple and pear canker , Fireblight

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Sorbus commixta 'Embley' (Japanese rowan 'Embley') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile soil. Is pollution-tolerant.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Sorbus commixta 'Embley'

Other names

Japanese rowan 'Embley'

Genus

Sorbus Sorbus

Variety or Cultivar

'Embley' _ 'Embley' is a mid-sized tree with green pinnate leaves that turn red in autumn. It bears white flowers in spring and scarlet berry-like fruits in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Broadly conical, Erect

Toxicity

Fruits, if swollen, may cause stomach upsets.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Blister mite , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Apple and pear canker , Fireblight

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sorbus commixta 'Embley' (Japanese rowan 'Embley') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile soil. Is pollution-tolerant.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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