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John Bond

Sorbus hemsleyi
John Bond has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

John Bond belongs to a different species of Sorbus from most rowans and whitebeams, but has many similarities with whitebeams - particularly the striking white undersides of its leaves.

It grows in a neat compact columnar form. There are clusters of white flowers in late spring, followed by brown berry-like fruitlets in autumn.

John Bond whitebeam trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £32.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 23-year pot-grown tree £53.00
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 33-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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John Bond characteristics

  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMayJune
  • Leaf colourGreen White undersides
  • Fruit colourBrown
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Country of originChina
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Sorbus John Bond

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.