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A picture of a False Vilmorin's Rowan

False Vilmorin's Rowan

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Overview

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii is a smaller and more delicate form of Sorbus vilmorinii suitable to grow in small spaces. A native of China, seed was brought back and raised at the University of Liverpool's Botanical gardens. This deciduous tree produces green pinnately divided foliage which turn a delicious orange gold colour in autumn. After producing white flowers in spring, it bears heavy clusters of pink fruit that develop white shades in winter.

Common problems

Generally pest and disease free.

    Harvesting

    Generally not harvested.

    Propagation

    Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings in summer.

    Special Features

    Attractive leaves

    In both shape and colour.

    Autumn colour

    This trees leaves turn an attractive orange gold before falling.

    Attracts birds

    Birds are attracted to it's heavy clusters of fruit.

    Uses

    This tree suits being planted either in open spaces or small spaces. It will tolerate coastal locations and the occasional flooding.