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Sorbus wardii rowan

  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
A little-known Whitebeam from the Himalayas, featuring large silver-green leaves and yellow-orange berries.

Sorbus wardii rowan for sale

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

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The main feature of Sorbus wardii is undoubtedly the large grey-green leaves, which give the tree an elegant presence throughout the spring and summer. The leaves take on golden hues in the autumn.

Clusters of white flowers are borne in late spring, somewhat larger than other Whitebeams, followed by persistent yellow-orange berries.

How to grow

Sorbus wardii does best in full sun. Once established it is fairly tolerant of drought conditions.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Sorbus wardii is named after Frank Kingdon-Ward, an English botanist who made numerious expeditions to Tibet, China, and India in the first half of the 20th century. It was discovered in the Himalayas of northern Burma. It is sometimes considered to be a form of Sorbus thibetica, the Tibetan Whitebeam (which Kingdon-Ward also collected on his travels), rather than a species in its own right, but the golden berries are rather different from the yellow-brown berries of Sorbus thibetica.

Sorbus wardii characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originChina
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow / Orange