Mystery Tree

In the school grounds opposite my house is a small Sorbus about 3mtrs. It is still covered in very pale pink berries even in February . Any ideas what it might be. Also I have a Sheerwater Seedling Sorbus in my garden which is a bit of a disappointment to me. It has been there for about 7 years and is growing well but has no Autumn colour at all. The leaves turn dark brown and fall. It was recommended for is colour . What`s gone wrong?


  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Hi Vivien. Could you post a picture of it for us?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 5,102

    Apparently, so I have read,  the birds tend to leave pink berries until there is nothing else to eat.

    This however strikes me as illogical as trees want their seed to be distributed and therefore try to make their berries appealing to birds.

    I wanted your soft verges 
    But you gave me the hard shoulder..

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379
    Could be Sorbus ''Pink Pagoda'', I have one in the garden & it's still loaded with berries, the birds are slowly clearing it.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    I believe they eat them in order Vivien - red, then orange, then yellow. They leave the pinks and whites till last, so unless it's a really cold winter many won't be eaten at all. ' Sorbus Vilmorinii' is another popular variety with pink berries.

    You're right pd. Fussy beggars aren't they!

  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    Agree on Pink Pagoda - you can take the fruits and grow them by removing the tiny seeds and putting them in a pot now.

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