Sorbus bissetii Pearls

  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Fruit colour: White

'Pearls' is a small spreading rowan tree, named after its pearly-white berries. The berries are initially purple in the summer but soon turn to white as autumn progresses.

The fern-like green leaves are also a particularly attractive of this variety, and contrast nicely with the white fruitlets.

'Pearls' belongs to the species Sorbus bissetii., It can be distinguished from other rowan species by its more spreading bushy habit. The species originates in China. 

Pearls trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year Pearls tree - bare root
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
2-year Pearls tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years

Pearls characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Fruit colour: White
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

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.

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