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botanical name:
Sorbus vilmorinii
Sorbus vilmorinii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rowan
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 4.50m
width: 4.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: pink
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
One of the smallest growing rowans, making either an elegant small tree or a large shrub and very useful where space is limited. Delicate, fern-like pinnate leaves. White spring flowers are followed by clusters of berries in autumn, red at first then ripening through pink to white. Good autumn colour.

cultivation:
Best in moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil, preferably neutral to acid, but quite tolerant of most reasonable conditions, but not periods of drought. Sun or light dappled shade.

propagation:
From seed. Apomictic species.

usage:
Suitable for small gardens.

other notes:
Introduced from China by Abbé Delavay in 1889.

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