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Sorbus Japonica

Sorbus japonica

Mountain Ash and Whitebeam

Description: An attractive naturally upright rare tree with large oval leaves and young shoots beneath covered in white downy film. It produces red fruits with brown speckles and good autumn tints.

History: Native of Japan and Korea. The plants in cultivation probably derive from seed of the var. calocarpa, sent by Wilson from Japan.

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

Text Silver Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune