Vilmorin Rowan

Sorbus vilmorinii

Vilmorin Rowan - Sorbus vilmorinii

Common Name: Vilmorin Rowan
Genus: Sorbus
Species: vilmorinii

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering 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

Very pretty feathery foliage of numerous olive-green leaflets cover this elegant tree and turn dark crimson in autumn. Creamy white flowers are followed by pendulous clusters of berries which fade from red to white as the season progresses. The berries last well into the winter, making this the perfect tree for the smaller garden.

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: Hosta 'Big Daddy', Osmunda regalis, Blechnum spicant, Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride', Polygonatum odoratum, Primula veris, Erythronium dens-canis.


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