Common Whitebeam Sorbus aria


Common Whitebeam Sorbus aria © Ita McCobb

Common Whitebeam Latin name

Sorbus aria

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Sorbus aria Common name

Common Whitebeam

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Common Whitebeam Plant family

Sorbus (Rosaceae) – varieties of deciduous trees and shrubs grown for their foliage, small flowers, attractive fruit and in some species colourful Autumn foliage.

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Common Whitebeam Description

Category: Trees and shrubs

Form: Domed on stiffly-angled branches

Type: Deciduous

Height: 15 metres

Spread: 10 metres

Leaves: Serrated, bright green leaves with brilliant white hairy undersides, that yellow in Summer.

Flowers/berries: Heads of white flowers in late Spring followed by small, bright red fruits in Autumn

Normally grown for: Its elegant form, Autumnal foliage and colourful fruits

Notes: Susceptible to Fire blight.

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Common Whitebeam Planting preferences

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Soil type: Needs fertile, well-drained, moist soil

Planting situation: Full sun or partial shade

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Common Whitebeam Uses

Container – young plants


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