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Pink Charm

Pink Charm

Pink Charm is a one of the best examples of the rowan species Sorbus vilmorinii, originating from China. It features large pink berries which remain on the tree throughout the autumn.

The long fern-like green leaves are also a particular attraction.

It has a more spreading habit than other rowans, but remains a small tree and is a good choice if space is limited.

Sorbus vilmorinii

Pink Charm 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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Next deliveries

Deliveries from week commencing 6th April (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

We sometimes have Pink Charm available as a "top-worked" tree, grafted on to a long clear stem, which helps to accentuate its large feathered leaves.

History

Sorbus vilmorinii is named after the 19th century French collector Maurice de Vilmorin, who obtained seeds of this species from China. By rowan standards it can be quite long-lived, up to 100 years.

Pink Charm characteristics

  • Attractive featuresAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Gold
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Fruit colourPink
  • PruningLight prune
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Annual cycleDeciduous
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Fruit persistencePersistent

Similar varieties


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 Pink Charm top worked 120cm

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.