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Sorbus pseudovilmorinii

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.

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii rowan trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £47.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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How to grow

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

History

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 characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive fruitAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Gold
  • Fruit colourPinkWhite
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Country of originChina
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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.

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

Sorbus vilmorinii

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.