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Sorbus aff. vilmorinii

This genus includes the rowans (mountain ash) and whitebeams, and this present group consists of the rowans, technically known as the Aucuparia section. These are small, graceful trees or shrubs with attractive foliage, which in the rowans is usually pinnate, toothed or lobed and provides good autumn colour. In spring or early summer they produce dense corymbs of frothy white or pinkish flowers, which are followed by fruit varying in colour depending on the species. Many species are apomictic, i.e. self-fertile, and so seedlings are clones of the parent. For this reason there are many species, groups of which can be similar to one another.

Sorbus aff. vilmorinii is a collection by Keith Rushforth of a species that is similar to Sorbus vilmorinii, but differs in various ways. It has leaves divided into about 12 pairs of leaflets, glossy green on red stems. In Autumn the clusters of fruit change from red to pink, at almost the same time as the leaves change from green to fiery red.

PLANT SPECIFICS
Quantity 3 litre pot
Width 400cm
Height 5m
Family Rosaceae
Flowering Early summer, fruit in autumn
Habitat detail mountain slopes
Garden habitat Open sunny
Soil any good garden soil
Plant category Tree
Height range >2 m

Code

SI2-3
3 litre pot 12.00
Sorbus KR6453
Sorbus KR6453 Sorbus vilmorinii in early autumn Sorbus vilmorinii leaves turn red
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