Sorbus vilmorinii Pink Charm
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Upright-spreading
- Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
- Fruit colour: Pink
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 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 trees for sale
1-year Pink Charm tree - bare root
2-year Pink Charm tree - in a 12L pot
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.
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
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.
Pink Charm characteristics
- Attractive features:
Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Site conditions:
Coastal site Occasional flooding
- Useful for:
- Disease resistance:
- Flowering month:
- Flower colour:
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
Orange / Gold
- Fruit colour:
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- Fruit persistence:
Attractive to birds
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.