Common Whitebeam Sorbus aria
- Common Whitebeam Latin name
- Sorbus aria Common name
- Common Whitebeam Plant family
- Common Whitebeam Description
- Common Whitebeam Planting preferences
- Common Whitebeam Uses
Sorbus (Rosaceae) – varieties of deciduous trees and shrubs grown for their foliage, small flowers, attractive fruit and in some species colourful Autumn foliage.
Category: Trees and shrubs
Form: Domed on stiffly-angled branches
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.
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Soil type: Needs fertile, well-drained, moist soil
Planting situation: Full sun or partial shade
Container – young plants