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Whitebeam 'Lutescens'

Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'

Also known as

Whitebeam

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

8m

Min

4m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Whitebeam 'Lutescens' Overview

This medium-sized deciduous tree is erect when young but spreads with age. It's leaves get to 10cm and are broadly elliptic. They appear silvery in spring becoming grey-green with age. Creamy-white flowers appear in spring which develop into orange-red berries .

Common problems with Whitebeam 'Lutescens'

Can be attacked by aphids, blister mites and suffer from apple canker & fire blight.

How to harvest Whitebeam 'Lutescens'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Whitebeam 'Lutescens'

Grafting

In winter

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in early summer.

Budding

Chip budding in summer.

Other uses of Whitebeam 'Lutescens'

This low maintenance tree is a useful plant for clay soils and is tolerant of atmospheric pollution and dry conditions.