Sorbus folgneri Lemon Drop

  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Fruit colour: Yellow

Lemon Drop is named for the bright yellow fruitlets which persist well into autumn, and hang on arching branches.

Lemon Drop has white undersides to its leaves, a characteristic of whitebeams.

Lemon Drop trees for sale

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What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Sorbus folgneri Emiel


Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Lemon Drop characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Site conditions: Coastal site Occasional flooding
  • Useful for: Open spaces Small spaces Street / amenity
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flowering month: May June
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Grey-green
  • Leaf colour - young: Grey-green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Fruit colour: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Fruit persistence: Persistent
  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

How to choose a Rowan or Whitebeam tree

We have a very wide range of Sorbus (rowan and whitebeam) trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different berry and leaf colours might help narrow down the selection.