Sorbus aria ‘Lutescens’ Sorbus

Sorbus

Description: A medium-sized deciduous tree, erect when young, spreading with age. The young creamy-white leaves appear as candles as they emerge and turn grey-green in summer, russet and gold in autumn. Clusters of creamy white flowers appear in April and May, followed by bright orange-red fruit in the autumn.

History: Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Sorbus Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Hardy and tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 5m x 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Spreading
  • Leaf colour: Green/ Silver
  • M Size: Medium
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour

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