Sorbus vilmorinii Sorbus

Sorbus

Description: Small elegant spreading tree with dark green fern-like leaves that turn orange or bronze in autumn. The pink fruit turn white as they age.

History: Introduced from western China in 1889 by the Abbé Delavay. 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): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Wet tolerant
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Flowering month: May
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Replacement prune
  • S Size: Small

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