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Sorbus ari Lutescens
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Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'

Mountain Ash and Whitebeam

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Silver Foliage
Text Spreading

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Tolerates exposed site Tolerates exposed site
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Replacement prune Replacement prune