Sorbus Joseph Rock Tree
A tree for all season – both for you to admire and for your garden birds to roost, nest and feed. Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’ is an invest...Read More
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A tree for all season – both for you to admire and for your garden birds to roost, nest and feed.
Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’ is an investment to your wildlife garden. Simply plant the tree up in the dormant season of winter and watch it put out beautiful flowers from spring.
Spring heralds the start of the flowering blossoms, which attracts a wealth of pollinating insects as the weather warms. This in turn provides an important food-source for insectivorous bird species like flycatchers and wagtails- all encouraging a healthy and thriving eco-system in your garden.
As the attractive leaves fill-out birds will take advantage of the protective shelter of the canopy of leaves and set up nests, for rearing the next generations of birds.
In autumn the flowers develop into attractive yellow berries that are an important food source for many garden birds. Blackbirds are particularly fond of the berries which can last well into winter, crucial for when other food sources such as insects are scarce.
How to plant your tree
This bare-root variety arrives to you as a bare-root plant fully labelled plant with its roots surrounded by a polythene bag to give the roots a good, humid environment.
Bare-root plants are perfect for you to plant in the ground or in containers anytime from autumn to spring. The head of leaves and stems will burst into leaf and flower from next spring, and a good root network which will establish in the ground over winter.
Remove the polythene bag and water the root area of your bare-root plant on arrival. Try to plant straight away but if this is not possible your plant will survive up to two or three days with its roots buried in some loose moist soil. Keep out of direct-sun.
Once planted in rich, moist soil provide a thick layer of compost on the surface around the plant will keep the soil area warm and the roots stimulated for over winter.
Eventual height: 6m (20ft)
Supplied as bare-root plant
Delivered from early November to early April