Sorbus hybrida L. 'Gibbsii'
Mountain Ash and Whitebeam
Description: A medium-sized deciduous tree with ascending main branches and a rounded crown, bearing dark green, lobed foliage with greyish-white hairs on the underside. Dense clusters of fluffy white flowers in spring are replaced by large, round, scarlet red berries which provide a feast for wild birds 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): 4m x 3m