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Sorbus aria (Whitebeam)

Sorbus aria (Whitebeam)

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Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Silver Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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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