Sorbus aria Sorbus

Sorbus

Whitebeam

Description: A neat, compact, round-headed, native tree with leaves greyish-white then bright green and white underneath, turning gold and russet autumn colours. Clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by deep crimson fruits in autumn.

History: Introduced to Britain by a French nursery in the mid-19th century.

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): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Leaf colour: Silver / Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Open space planting

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