Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'

Whitebeam - Sorbus aria  'Lutescens'

Common Name: Whitebeam
Genus: Sorbus
Species: aria
Cultivar: 'Lutescens'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 8.00 m (800 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Silvery young leaves with yellow down, carried on purple shoots make a striking feature in spring. The foliage remains grey-green throughout the summer with bunches of white flowers in late spring and dark red berries in autumn. An attractive tree for the garden as it maintains its compact size and shape.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.

  • Goes well with: Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple', Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty', Hosta 'Gold Edger', Heuchera 'Plum Pudding', Polygonatum odoratum, Primula veris, Galanthus nivalis.

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