Sorbus aronioides

Rosaceae

 

Habitat: mixed forests

 

Soil: any good garden soil

 

Height: 6 m

 

Flowering: late spring to early summer

 

Width: 5.0 m

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This is the part of the genus Sorbus that contains the whitebeams, which have been considered to be a separate genus, Aria. Unlike the rowans, they have simple leaves, quite broad, often turning yellow in autumn, and they have quite large, red fruit. Many of the species are of very limited distribution, so they are rare both wild and in cultivation.

Sorbus aronioides is a whitebeam from China and Burma, whose name suggests that it is like Aronia, chokeberry. Well, there is a vague resemblance in the leaves. Better to think of it as a whitebeam, with leaves that are wrinkled when fresh in spring, smooth later, and white flowers followed by red fruit in autumn, when the leaves turn bright orange.
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Sorbus Aria section - whitebeams - some other suggestions
sorbus_aronioides.jpg Sorbus aronioides is a whitebeam from China and Burma, whose name suggests that it is like Aronia, chokeberry. Well, there is a vague resemblance in the leaves. Better to think of it as a whitebeam, with leaves that are wrinkled when fresh in spring, smooth later, and white flowers followed by red fruit in autumn, when the leaves turn bright orange.
invisible.gif Sorbus eugenii-kelleri is one of the rare Hungarian whitebeams, all of which have very limited distributions. The clusters of pure white flowers are prominent in spring, and they are followed by clusters of bright red fruit in autumn.
invisible.gif Sorbus graeca is a fine whitebeam, coming from Greece and Cyprus, with rounded, quite deep green leaves and clusters of white flowers in spring followed by large, red fruit in autumn.
invisible.gif Sorbus simonkaiana comes from Hungary, where it is very rare. It has opposite pairs of oval, serrated leaves, white flowers in spring and red fruit in autumn.