Sorbus hybrida Gibbsii

Sorbus Gibbsii rowan leaves and fruits
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Fruit colour: Red

'Gibbsii' is a hybrid Sorbus with a notably upright columnar form, and leaves which are less pinnate than many other varieties, although with good autumnal colours.

The fruitlets are a bright orange-red, like mini rose-hips.

 

Gibbsii trees for sale

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What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Sorbus hybrida Fastigiata


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).

Gibbsii characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Site conditions: Coastal site Occasional flooding
  • Useful for: Open spaces Small spaces Street / amenity
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • 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: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

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.