Sorbus aff. cashmiriana
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. cashmiriana has been grown from seed provided by Ness Gardens, where the species was identified as being like Sorbus cashmiriana, but not exactly the same. So it is a new species, but not yet named. It is a large shrub or small tree, with dark green pinnate foliage, white or pink flowers and large white fruit.
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