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Emiel

Sorbus Emiel whitebeam

Emiel is sometimes classified as a rowan, but it belongs to a species which has many of the characteristics of the whitebeams - in particular the silver-grey colouring of the undersides of its leaves, which are attractive through spring and summer and retained into autumn. Also, unlike most rowans the leaves are narrow and pointed rather than being segmented into multiple feathers.

The clouds of small white flowers turn into dense clusters of tiny orange fruitlets in autumn.

Emiel grows with a spreading shape (again, different to the more upright habit of most rowans).

Sorbus folgneri

Emiel whitebeam trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £39.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)

How to grow

Emiel is easy to grow, and will tolerate poor soils and difficult situations.

Emiel characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Spreading
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering month:May
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Grey-green
    • Fruit colour:Red
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Average
    • Site conditions:Coastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:China
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous
  • Using

    • Wildlife:Attractive to birds
    • Fruit persistence:Persistent

Similar varieties

  • Sorbus aria
    Lutescens
    An excellent large garden tree, very hardy, easy to grow, and tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions. Grey-green leaves turn russet in autumn, with orange berries.

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.

Sorbus folgneri Emiel

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.