Sorbus pseudovilmorinii

  • Sorbus pseudovilmorinii
  • Sorbus pseudovilmorinii autumn leaves
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
  • Fruit colour: Pink
  • Fruit colour: White

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii is, as the name suggests, a form of Sorbus vilmorinii. It is a somewhat smaller and more delicate in appearance.

A particularly attractive feature is the persistent fruitlets, which are crimson red at first, but pass through pink and eventually white shades as autumn progresses into winter.

This form of Sorbus vilmorinii was raised at the University of Liverpool botanic gardens, from seed from China - where the species is native.

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii trees for sale

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

We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

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).

How to grow

This is one of the smaller rowans, making it a good choice if space is limited.

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Site conditions: Coastal site Occasional flooding
  • Useful for: Open spaces Small spaces
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Country of origin: China
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
  • Fruit colour: Pink White
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous


  • Fruit persistence: Persistent
  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

Similar varieties

  • See also Pink Charm
    Sorbus vilmorinii
    Pink Charm
    A small rowan with a spreading habit, large feathered leaves, and bright pink berries.
  • See also Sorbus vilmorinii
    Sorbus vilmorinii
    Sorbus vilmorinii
    The main feature of this Rowan trees is the pink fruitlets, which turn white as autumn progresses. It is one of the smaller Sorbus species, but also one of the more spreading.

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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