register  -   logged in as -  logout   login 

Home Plants
Bulbs Design News Garden


Sorbus sambucifolia

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 sambucifolia is called the Siberian mountain ash, although its wild distribution ranges from the Aleutian Islands to Siberia and down to Japan. It has only five or six pairs of leaflets on each leaf, clusters of rather few but relatively large white flowers, and quite large, globular, red fruit.

Quantity 3 litre pot
Width 300cm
Height 3m
Family Rosaceae
Flowering Early summer, fruit in autumn
Habitat detail sun or partial shade
Garden habitat Open sunny
Soil any good garden soil
Plant category Tree
Height range >2 m


3 litre pot 12.00
Plants you may also like:
Sorbus muliensis F22177 seedlings
Sorbus muliensis Vigorous rowan with deep pink-red fruit, collected by George Forrest. 
Sorbus rosea SEP492
Sorbus rosea Huge rich pink fruit on a Sorbus cashmiriana-like shrub. Fabulous. 
Sorbus aff. filipes KR5100A
Sorbus aff. filipes Attractive pink flowers and dark leaves, turning brilliant red in autumn. 
Sorbus tenuis HS12732
Sorbus tenuis Compact rowan with neat, small, pinnate foliage, going bright red in autumn.