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Sorbus hedlundii

Sorbus hedlundii is a little-known species of whitebeam, originating from the Himalayas, particularly India, Bhutan and Nepal.  It features the attractive downy grey-green leaves which are characteristic of whitebeams, but in this species they are generally larger than in other whitebeams, and the undersides are distinctly lighter.

White flowers form in early summer, followed by clusters of russet brown fruitlets.

With its attractive leaves and pleasing form this is potentially one of the best whitebeams available, and deserves to be more widely planted.

 

Sorbus hedlundii whitebeam trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £54.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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Sorbus hedlundii characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive fruitAttractive tree / plantAttractive foliage
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • Growth rateAverage
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthJune
  • Leaf colourGrey-green
  • Fruit colourBrown
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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.