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botanical name:
Sorbus vilmorinii
Sorbus vilmorinii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rowan
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 4.50m
width: 4.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: pink
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
One of the smallest growing rowans, making either an elegant small tree or a large shrub and very useful where space is limited. Delicate, fern-like pinnate leaves. White spring flowers are followed by clusters of berries in autumn, red at first then ripening through pink to white. Good autumn colour.

Best in moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil, preferably neutral to acid, but quite tolerant of most reasonable conditions, but not periods of drought. Sun or light dappled shade.

From seed. Apomictic species.

Suitable for small gardens.

other notes:
Introduced from China by Abbé Delavay in 1889.
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