Sorbus vilmorinii
Garden Plant Information

Sorbus vilmorinii

 

Name

Sorbus vilmorinii (also called Vilmorin's rowan)

Genus  

Sorbus

Species

vilmorinii

Cultivar/variety

 

General description

Deciduous, spreading tree with arching branches. Fruits in autumn, which are unusual for starting red and then fading to pale pink or white, so you get all shades on the same cluster of berries. A good tree for small and wildlife gardens. Low maintenance. Notably attractive to birds and insects.

Season of interest

Flowers in spring, berries in autumn.

Key horticultural features

  1. Elegant, arching branches. H: 5m S: 5m

  2. Leaves feathery, compound leaves in grey-green.

  3. Flowers clusters of creamy white flowers in spring.

  4. Fruits clusters of spherical fruits start red and fade to pale pink or white as autumn progresses.

Cultural details

Aspect

Sun or light shade.

Soil

Any reasonably fertile and moist garden soil.

Hardiness

Fully hardy.

Maintenance

Remove damaged or crossing growth in late winter.

Propagation

Take softwood cuttings in summer, graft in winter or sow seed in autumn.

 

 

 

 

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Published: 19-09-2005

Updated:   14-01-2006