Sorbus commixta

Sorbus commixta - Chinese scarlet rowan

Chinese scarlet rowan grows over a wide range in eastern Asia, particularly in Japan and generally in mountainous areas. This very variable species was described for science by the Swedish rowan expert Theodor Hedlund. The first specimens were planted in Finland in the late 1950s but it has been commercially available only since the 1990s and is still rare, despite being both attractive and hardy.