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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.

Sorbus hemsleyi

John Bond whitebeam trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 23-year pot-grown tree £39.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)

John Bond characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Attractive features:Attractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering month:MayJune
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Fruit colour:Brown
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Site conditions:Coastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Identification

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

    • Wildlife:Attractive to birds
    • Fruit persistence:Persistent

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 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.