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SORBUS thibetica 'John Mitchell'

Commonly known as Tibetan whitebeam

  • Deciduous
    Large, broadly elliptical leaves reaching 15cm (6in) across
  • White
    Creamy white
  • Height
    20m (66ft)
  • Spread
    15m (49ft)
  • Tree
    Ultimately large tree. Produces flowers in corymbs to 6cm (2½in) across followed by spherical to pear-shaped berries 1.5cm (½in) across, ripening orange or yellow
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Light, dappled shade

SORBUS thibetica 'John Mitchell'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/Std £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    More compact variety named after a past curator at Westonbirt Arboretum, Glos. Wildlife plant. Flowers attract bees, flies and beetles
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, sawfly larva, canker, silver leaf, honey fungus, fireblight
    Place of origin
    Southwestern China, Himalayas
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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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
20m (66ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

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