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Sorbus muliensis

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 muliensis is relatively quickly growing (for a rowan), adding 30 cm or more in a year, and eventually becoming a small tree. It was collected by George Forrest in Muli, in the Chinese province of Sichuan. It has about 7 pairs of serrated leaflets on each leaf, the very slightly greyish green of which is offset by the red-brown stems and the big clusters of rich deep pink, almost red, fruit.

PLANT SPECIFICS
Quantity 2 litre pot
Width 400cm
Height 6m
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

SXZ-2
2 litre pot 10.00
Sorbus muliensis F22177 seedlings
Sorbus muliensis F22177 seedlings Sorbus muliensis F22177
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