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Sorbus hyb Gibbsii
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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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Open space planting Open space planting
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Replacement prune Replacement prune