Sorbus hupehensis

Sorbus hupehensis
  • 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

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Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Sorbus hupehensis tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£23.95
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2-year Sorbus hupehensis tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£49.95

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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

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • 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

  • Flowering month: May June
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Grey-green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Fruit colour: Pink
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Fruit persistence: Persistent
  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

Similar varieties

  • See also Pink Pagoda
    Sorbus hupehensis
    Pink 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.