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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    leaves to 15cm (6in) long, composed of 21-29, glossy, dark green leaflets.
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading large shrub or tree with arching branches. Flowers are produced in corymbs 10cm (4in) across followed by berries 1cm (½in) across
  • 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 vilmorinii

 
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant. Birds and insects. Comes true from seed
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, sawfly larva, canker, silver leaf, honey fungus, fireblight
    Place of origin
    Southwestern China
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • 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.
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • 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
5m (16ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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