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John Bond rowan

Sorbus hemsleyi
John Bond has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Fruit colour: Brown
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 2012
An unusual species of Sorbus, the leaves are particularly attractive for their white undersides.

John Bond rowan for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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 characteristics

Growing

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originChina
  • Flowering monthMayJune
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBrown
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)