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Sorbus 'Copper Kettle' (Mountain ash 'Copper Kettle')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sorbus 'Copper Kettle'

Other names

Mountain ash 'Copper Kettle'

Genus

Sorbus Sorbus

Variety or Cultivar

'Copper Kettle' _ 'Copper Kettle' is a compact, upright, deciduous tree with pinnate leaves divided into oblong to ovate, toothed, pale green leaflets turning bronze then bright orange and red in autumn. Clusters of creamy-white flowers in late spring are followed by spherical, golden-yellow fruit.


Sorbus 'Copper Kettle' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Fruit may cause stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Pale-green in Spring; Pale-green, Bronze-green in Summer; Bronze-green, 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

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Sorbus 'Copper Kettle' (Mountain ash 'Copper Kettle') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile, neutral to acid soil. Drought and pollution tolerant. Tolerates partial shade but fruiting is best if sited in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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 'Copper Kettle'

Other names

Mountain ash 'Copper Kettle'

Genus

Sorbus Sorbus

Variety or Cultivar

'Copper Kettle' _ 'Copper Kettle' is a compact, upright, deciduous tree with pinnate leaves divided into oblong to ovate, toothed, pale green leaflets turning bronze then bright orange and red in autumn. Clusters of creamy-white flowers in late spring are followed by spherical, golden-yellow fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Fruit may cause stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Pale-green in Spring; Pale-green, Bronze-green in Summer; Bronze-green, 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

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sorbus 'Copper Kettle' (Mountain ash 'Copper Kettle') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile, neutral to acid soil. Drought and pollution tolerant. Tolerates partial shade but fruiting is best if sited in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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