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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
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for its 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.
    Place of origin
    Widely distributed in northern temperate regions
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Musk-scented, best appreciated from a distance.
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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

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SORBUS intermedia

SORBUS intermedia

Swedish whitebeam

green foliage, grey beneath, orange-red berries

 
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£25.00 each 
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SORBUS 'Joseph Rock'

SORBUS 'Joseph Rock'

Rowan

fine cut foliage, creamy yellow berries and good autumn colour

 
H/Std
£75.00 each 
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SORBUS 'Leonard Messel'

SORBUS 'Leonard Messel'

Rowan

clusters of pink fruits with good autumn colour.

 
H/Std
£75.00  
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SORBUS sargentiana

SORBUS sargentiana

Rowan

leaf buds sticky like an aesculus, rich red autumn colour

 
H/STD
£75.00  
SORBUS scalaris

SORBUS scalaris

Rowan

striking species with dark green glossy leaves, downy underneath which turn to rich red and purple in autumn. Red fruits

 
Small
£30.00  
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H/Std
£75.00 each 
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SORBUS thibetica 'John Mitchell'

SORBUS thibetica 'John Mitchell'

Tibetan whitebeam

huge rounded leave with white indumentum on their undersides. Russet-brown apple-shaped fruits

 
H/Std
£75.00 each 
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SORBUS torminalis

SORBUS torminalis

Chequer(s) tree, Wild service-tree

a rare native tree with scaly bark and maple-like leaves

 
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SORBUS vilmorinii

SORBUS vilmorinii

Rowan

fern-like leaves in clusters of small leaflets. Fruits are rose-red then pink and white. A suitable species for the smaller garden

 
H/Std
£75.00 each 
SORBUS wardii

SORBUS wardii

Tibetan whitebeam

a splendid silvery whitebeam species with a columnar habit

 
H/Std
£75.00  
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SORBUS 'Wisley Gold'

SORBUS 'Wisley Gold'

Rowan

large clusters of long-lasting yellow fruits.

 
H/Std
£75.00  
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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