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Emiel

Sorbus Emiel whitebeam

Emiel is sometimes classified as a rowan, but it belongs to a species which has many of the characteristics of the whitebeams - in particular the silver-grey colouring of the undersides of its leaves, which are attractive through spring and summer and retained into autumn. Also, unlike most rowans the leaves are narrow and pointed rather than being segmented into multiple feathers.

The clouds of small white flowers turn into dense clusters of tiny orange fruitlets in autumn.

Emiel grows with a spreading shape (again, different to the more upright habit of most rowans).

Emiel whitebeam trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £54.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering
You can pre-order now for delivery from late August / early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

Emiel is easy to grow, and will tolerate poor soils and difficult situations.

Emiel characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Attractive featuresAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitSpreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGrey-green
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Fruit colourRed
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Country of originChina
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • Sorbus aria
    Lutescens
    An excellent large garden tree, very hardy, easy to grow, and tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions. Grey-green leaves turn russet in autumn, with orange berries.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Sorbus folgneri Emiel

How to choose a Rowan or Whitebeam tree

We list more than 50 Sorbus (rowan and whitebeam) trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different berry and leaf colours might help narrow down the selection.