In the Garden Update: Pretty in pink

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The Independent Online
ROWANS, or mountain ashes, were looking stupendous on some motorways that I drove down this week. I have planted two in the garden, one with white berries, one with pink. The pink is a new introduction, Sorbus 'Pink Pagoda', sent to this country from Victoria, British Columbia. It has the pretty fern-like leaf of the rowans, does not make too big a tree and is in berry by late summer. The pink gradually fades to white as the season goes on and the leaves colour orange and red. Unfortunately, the birds like it as much as I do.