A picture of a False Vilmorin's Rowan

False Vilmorin's Rowan

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

False Vilmorin's Rowan 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 with False Vilmorin's Rowan

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest False Vilmorin's Rowan

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate False Vilmorin's Rowan


    Take softwood cuttings in summer.

    Special features of False Vilmorin's Rowan

    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.

    Other uses of False Vilmorin's Rowan

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