The trees at Keele

We have over 150 species of tree on campus, not counting the 240 species and varieties of Flowering Cherry! Amongst them are many of our common native species as well as some more unusual ones. So, if you can't tell a Beech from a Birch or just want to know a bit more about them then read on!

Sorbus commixta  'DoDong'

Sorbus 'DoDong'

A native of South Korea and is commonly known as the 'Olympic Flame'. In spring, a mass of creamy white flowers appear; these are then replaced by glossy orange- red berries in autumn. The pinnate leaves are also a key feature of this tree as they transform from copper, through to green, then finally to orange-red in autumn. RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Location : one by side of Lake 1; tag 1019; compartment 21B, Square O11. Planted 04/03/2010. A donation from Philip Davies.