Sorbus vilmorinii

vilmorin rowan

10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m)
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  • Position: full sun or lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Flower colour: white
  • Other features: small, undemanding tree with good autumnal colours
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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.

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  • Q:

    Are the berries on this toxic?
    Asked on 18/1/2016 by Natterer from United Kingdom

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    • Plant Doctor


      Hello there
      Although the berries are not toxic they can cause a stomach upset if eaten raw.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 19/1/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
  • Q:

    How established would this tree be, we want soemthing quite tall!
    Asked on 10/5/2014 by Eri from Norfolk

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    • Plant Doctor



      This tree is currently around 1.5-1.8m tall.

      Answered on 16/5/2014 by helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Am I ok planting in winter?

    Hello, Sorry to trouble you, but being new to gardening I was hoping you would be kind enough to help me....... Can you please let me know if it's OK for me to plant these plants listed below now, or should I wait? I've read a number of different opinions and hence confused. I'd hate to plant them and they end up dying! Many thanks Richard Phyllostachys nigra Prunus 'Amanogawa' Sorbus vilmorinii Prunus ?? subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
    Asked on 1/1/2010 by Richard Hollidge

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello Richard, All the plants are fully hardy so can be planted out at any time as long as the ground isn't frozen. Therefore I would leave them in their pots until the ground is not frozen solid and then get them in the ground. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 5/1/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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