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Sorbus oligodonta

Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Taller Rounded Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Sorbus oligodonta - Cultivation Notes

Thrives on most fertile well drained soils, being suited to chalk soils. Prefers planting in full sun. Prune out dead / diseased wood in summer and look out for fire blight - causing rapid die back - cut out and burn.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Sorbus oligodonta:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Sorbus oligodonta:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour

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Common Missspellings: Sawbus, Sorbes, Sorbis, Serbis, Sorbas

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