Native Region: Western China, Burma
Zone Range: 05-08
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 21 September, 2008
Seed count: 12-15
This tiny Mountain Ash is perfect for the small garden, Alpine bed or even as a featured ground cover. The woody stems rarely exceed 30cm in height and are topped by clusters of mid green compound leaves that neatly surround the early summer flower clusters. The bright pink berries ripen in the early autumn and persist until the leaves turn yellow in the fall. This alpine suckering shrub is suitable for extremely cold climates if a consistent blanket of snow is maintained throughout the winter. Seed scarce. Height 3-5 feet; spread 6 feet.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Seed requires cold stratification to germinate. Spring sowings may be done in small pots stored in the refrigerator for six to eight weeks, then moved to the shelter of a cool shady area outside to acclimatize. Grow in moderately-fertile, humusy, acidic to neutral well-drained soil in full sun.