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Sorbus vilmorinii rowan

Sorbus vilmorinii has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Fruit colour: Pink
  • Fruit colour: White
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
The main feature of this Rowan trees is the pink fruitlets, which turn white as autumn progresses. It is one of the smaller Sorbus species, but also one of the more spreading.

Sorbus vilmorinii rowan for sale


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< 5 in stock
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

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.

This interesting rowan species bears clusters of bright pink fruitlets, which turn progressively whiter as winter approaches, and persist on the tree after the leaves have fallen.

The fruitlets can also be used for making rowan jelly.

The leaves are particularly fern-like in appearance, and turn bronze in the autumn.

The tree remains small, and is more spreading than the native English rowan, and may develop multiple stems over time.

How to grow

This species of rowan does best in areas with cool damp summers, and it does not tolerate drought.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


It is thought the species Sorbus vilmorinii was introduced from China by the Vilmorin nursery, based near Paris.

Sorbus vilmorinii characteristics


  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates


  • Food usesCulinary


  • Disease resistanceGood


  • Country of originChina
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourPinkWhite
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)