Sorbus 'Apricot Lady' at Bute Park

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Sorbus 'Apricot Lady'
early May 2024

Grid reference ST 17627 77302
Common name Apricot Lady mountain ash
Alternative name Sorbus aucuparia 'Apricot Lady'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2023
Tag 2658
Missing old tag 389
Height 8M January 2023
Girth 85cm January 2023
Reference 905
Sorbus 'Apricot Lady' bark1

Sorbus 'Apricot Lady' bark
early May 2024

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Sorbus 'Apricot Lady' buds & flowers
early May 2024

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Sorbus 'Apricot Lady' flowers
early May 2024

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Sorbus 'Apricot Lady' leaves
early May 2024

Sorbus 'Apricot Lady' foliage1

Sorbus 'Apricot Lady' leaves & flowers
early May 2024

General tree description for Sorbus 'Apricot Lady'

Sorbus 'Apricot Lady' was raised at Hillier Nurseries, a seedling of the Mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia. It is notable for its large, apricot-yellow fruits, and its richly coloured autumn foliage.

General tree description for Sorbus aucuparia

Sorbus aucuparia is a small to medium-sized tree, typically around 15 metres tall and exceptionally up to 25 metres. It has an open spire shape and smooth, silvery grey bark. The leaves are pinnate, comprising 11 to 19 sharply toothed leaflets, somewhat rectangular, each leaflet about 5cm long and serrated nearly to its base. They are dark green above and grey-green and downy beneath. The autumn colour is orange. In late spring there are large clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by bright red 1cm fruits in large dense bunches.