This interesting rowan species bears clusters of bright pink fruitlets, which turn progressively whiter as winter approaches,and persist on the tree after the leaves have fallen.
The fruitlets can also be used for making rowan jelly.
The leaves are particularly fern-like in appearance, and turn bronze in the autumn. The tree remains small, and is more spreading than the native English rowan, and may develop multiple stems over time.
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This species of rowan does best in areas with cool damp summers, and it does not tolerate drought.
It is thought the species Sorbus vilmorinii was introduced from China by the Vilmorin nursery, based near Paris.
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.
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.