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SORBUS

Commonly known as Rowan

Genus of about 100 species of deciduous trees and shrubs, widely distributed in the northern hemisphere.

Vast range of attractive cultivars, most suited to small to average gardens and ideal in woodland settings. Includes the natives Mountain ash, aucuparia, the Whitebeam, aria and Wild service, torminalis.

All are valued for leaf shape, flowers, berries and their benefit to insects and birds. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Tree
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - light, dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for ornamental leaves, large heads of flowers and berries which can be coloured white, yellow, orange, red or brown. Ideal specimen tree in a small garden. Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, sawfly larva, canker, honey fungus, fireblight.
  • Place of origin - widely distributed in northern temperate regions
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - musk-scented, best appreciated from a distance.
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil -
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Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Sorbus - Growing Guide
Trees - Care Guide

Buy Varieties of SORBUS

SORBUS aria 'Lutescens'   AWARD

SORBUS aria 'Lutescens'  >


Commonly known as: Whitebeam.
upper surface of leaves covered by creamy while indumentum becoming grey-green later in summer
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS aucuparia

SORBUS aucuparia  >


Commonly known as: Common mountain ash, Quicken tree, Rantry, Rowan.
The widespread rowan.
 
Whip £25.00 each 
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H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS aucuparia 'Sheerwater Seedling'  AWARD

SORBUS aucuparia 'Sheerwater Seedling'  >


Commonly known as: Mountain ash, Rowan.
A common street tree with a very upright but vigorous habit. Orange-red fruits
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS 'Autumn Spire'   AWARD

SORBUS 'Autumn Spire'  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
Compact columnar habit and yellow berries with a red centre
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS cashmiriana   AWARD

SORBUS cashmiriana  >


Commonly known as: Kashmir rowan.
Pink or white flowers and spherical white berries which are pink-tinged at first
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS 'Chinese Lace'

SORBUS 'Chinese Lace'  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
Upright tree with pinnate leaves. Small white flowers in late spring followed by orange-red berries
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS commixta 'Embley'  AWARD

SORBUS commixta 'Embley'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese scarlet rowan.
(Syn. Discolor) fine cut foliage, erect, bright red fruits and autumn colour
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS 'Copper Kettle'   AWARD

SORBUS 'Copper Kettle'  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
Coppery-coloured long-lasting fruits. Leaves turn red and orange in autumn
 
H/Std £65.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

SORBUS folgneri 'Emiel'  AWARD

SORBUS folgneri 'Emiel'  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
This has proved to be a superb tree for its orange berries and autumn colour at Caerhays. Narrow light green leaves which are white underneath
 
Whip £27.50 each 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS harrowiana

SORBUS harrowiana  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
Small flowers in large flattened corymbs followed by pink or pearly-white fruits
 
Whip £25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

SORBUS hupehensis   AWARD

SORBUS hupehensis  >


Commonly known as: Chinese rowan, Hubei rowan.
White or white tinged pink fruits and glorious red autumn colour
 
Whip £25.00 each 
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H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS intermedia

SORBUS intermedia  >


Commonly known as: Swedish whitebeam.
green foliage, grey beneath, orange-red berries
 
Whip £28.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

SORBUS 'Joseph Rock'

SORBUS 'Joseph Rock'  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
Fine cut foliage, creamy yellow berries and good autumn colour
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS pseudovilmorinii

SORBUS pseudovilmorinii  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
Fine pinnate leaves and white flowers. Deep pink fruits in autumn, ageing to a paler pink with a white blush
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS sargentiana   AWARD

SORBUS sargentiana  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
Leaf buds sticky like an aesculus, rich red autumn colour
 
Whip £25.00 each 
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H/STD £65.00  
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

SORBUS scalaris

SORBUS scalaris  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
Striking species with dark green glossy leaves, downy underneath which turn to rich red and purple in autumn. Red fruits
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS thibetica 'John Mitchell'  AWARD

SORBUS thibetica 'John Mitchell'  >


Commonly known as: Tibetan whitebeam.
Rounded leaves covered in white hairs ageing to dark green. Creamy-white flowers and brown berries
 
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS torminalis

SORBUS torminalis  >


Commonly known as: Chequer(s) tree, Wild service-tree.
A rare native tree with scaly bark and maple-like leaves
 
Whip £20.00 each 
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SORBUS vilmorinii

SORBUS vilmorinii  >


Commonly known as: Rowan.
Fern-like leaves in clusters of small leaflets. Fruits are rose-red then pink and white. A suitable species for the smaller garden
 
Whip £25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
H/Std £65.00 each 

SORBUS wardii

SORBUS wardii  >


Commonly known as: Tibetan whitebeam.
A splendid silvery whitebeam species with a columnar habit
 
Whip £25.00 each 
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