Sorbus aria Description
This distinctive medium sized native tree produces masses of rounded silver / white leaves, followed by plates of white blossom in early summer. In autumn foliage turns scarlet, along side red berries. 12m tall X 8m wide.
Sorbus aria - Cultivation Notes
Sorbus thrives on most fertile soils, being suited to chalk as well as heavier clay soils. Fully hardy and capable of growing under semi shade - Sorbus is a good all rounder. Prune out dead / diseased wood in summer.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Sorbus aria:
- Sun loving drought tolerant plant
- Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Fruit / berry producing
- Tolerates cold exposed locations
- Tolerates heavy clay soils
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Common Missspellings: Sawbus, Sorbes, Sorbis, Serbis, Sorbas