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common name: Rowan
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: yellow
main season: Autumn
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Small upright tree. Dark green pinnate leaves with about 10 pairs of toothed leaflets, turn red and purple in autumn. White flowers in spring and pale creamy yellow berries.
Best in moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil, preferably neutral to acid, but quite tolerant of most reasonable conditions. Moderately drought tolerant. Sun or light dappled shade.
Rather susceptible to fireblight.
Seedling of Sorbus 'Joseph Rock', raised at Hillier's Nursery in 1968.