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Sorbus commixta Dodong - Japanese Rowan

Sorbus commixta Dodong, also known as Sorbus commixta Olympic Flame is native of South Korea and Japan. It was initially brought to the UK during the 1880s and has become a popular cultivar ever since.

A mass of creamy white flowers appear in spring sat amongst bronze - green pinnate leaves, followed by an abundance of glossy orange / red berries which look especially exquisite on the background of lush green foliage. The leaves then turn to a fantastic fiery orange - red inspiring the name ‘Olympic Flame.’

The Sorbus commixta Dodong maintains a neat, slender profile making it a suitable tree for avenues, street planting and any sized garden.

FACT: Sorbus commixta Dodong, is pest and disease resistant.

Plant Profile

Name: Sorbus commixta Dodong

Common Name: Japanese Rowan

Family: Rosaceae

Height: 9.0-12.0m

Width: 4.0-8.0m

Demands: Sheltered, full sun or partial shade, all facing aspect

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Sand, Clay and Loam.

Foliage: Deciduous

Flowers: White flowers followed by bright red berries.

Sorbus commixta Dodong info sheet

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