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Gibbsii

Sorbus Gibbsii rowan leaves and fruits

'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.

 

Sorbus hybrida

Gibbsii rowan trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £39.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)

Gibbsii characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive fruitAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering month:MayJune
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Multiple tints
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Fruit colour:Red
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Average
    • Site conditions:Coastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Identification

    • Annual cycle:Deciduous
  • Using

    • Wildlife:Attractive to birds
    • Fruit persistence:Persistent

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.

Sorbus hybrida Fastigiata

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.