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botanical name:
Sorbus hupehensis
Sorbus hupehensis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Hubei Rowan
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 15.00m
width: 7.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: white
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Beautiful Chinese Rowan, strong growing but still taking a long time to reach its ultimate height. Delicate grey-green pinnate foliage. White flowers in spring and numerous small white berries, with a slight pink flush, in autumn. Leaves turn red later in autumn. The berries usually remain hanging on the branches well into winter, long after the leaves have dropped.

Best in moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil, preferably neutral to acid, but quite tolerant of most reasonable conditions. Moderately drought tolerant, less so if grafted. Sun or light dappled shade.

From seed. Apomictic species.

other notes:

pronounced: SOR-bus hew-pay-EN-sis
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