Sorbus commixta has the brightest berries of the genus; bright red in colour with a lustrous sheen. It does increase their appeal when the sun shines on them from its seasonal low angle. Native to Asia, from where seed has been collected in Japan and South Korea and introduced to the Garden.
A small tree at maturity with an open crown. The winter buds being distinctively elongated with a slight twist. Glabrous muted red in colour they are held close to the side of the old wood. Groupings of prominent white lenticels are visible at the base of the fruit stalk.