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John Bond

John Bond belongs to a different species of Sorbus from most rowans and whitebeams, but has many similarities with whitebeams - particularly the striking white undersides of its leaves.

It grows in a neat compact columnar form. There are clusters of white flowers in late spring, followed by brown berry-like fruitlets in autumn.

John Bond whitebeam trees for sale

    Next deliveries

    Deliveries from 28th September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


    John Bond characteristics

    • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Attractive featuresAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habitUpright
    • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • PruningLight prune
    • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flowering monthMayJune
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Fruit colourBrown
    • Fruit persistencePersistent
    • Country of originChina
    • WildlifeAttractive to birds
    • Annual cycleDeciduous

    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 John Bond

    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.