- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
- Fruit colour: Pink
Sorbus hupenhensis is a classic rowan tree, with an attractive upright form and good autumn colours.
Unlike the native rowans, the berries on Sorbus hupenhensis are borne on red shoots and are white for most of the autumn, with a dash of pink near the tips.
The leaves are initially green with a hint of blue, turning orange and red in the autumn.
The species Sorbus hupehensis is commonly known as the Hupeh Mountain Ash - Hupeh being a province in central China.
It was one of the first rowan species from China to be introduced to the west in the early 20th century, with well-known collectors such as Wilson and Forrest both sending seeds back from expeditions to the mountains of central China.
Sorbus hupehensis trees for sale
1-year Sorbus hupehensis tree - bare root
2-year Sorbus hupehensis tree - in a 12L pot
How to grow
Sorbus hupenhensis is easy to grow, and will tolerate most situations, including windy and exposed locations and climates with short summers.
Sorbus hupehensis characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive fruit Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Site conditions:
Coastal site Occasional flooding
- Useful for:
Open spaces Small spaces Street / amenity
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- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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Attractive to birds
Sorbus hupehensisPink Pagoda
Pink Pagoda features clusters of pale pink fruits in late summer, and good autumn foliage colours.
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.