(Kashmir Rowan) A popular ornamental tree, Sorbus cashmiriana is native to the western Himalayas, including Kashmir and has a superb display of white berries once established.
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A popular ornamental tree, Sorbus cashmiriana is native to the western Himalayas, including Kashmir and has a superb display of white berries once established.
Panicles (branched cluster of flowers) of pale pink flowers appear in late spring and are followed by large clusters of waxy-white berries as early as September. These are particularly long lasting and in a good weather can stay on the tree well into winter!
Sorbus cashmiriana is an excellent and hardy small garden tree.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Sorbus cashmiriana grows to be a tall shrub or small branching, rounded tree.
- Height: Eventually up to 6 m (20 ft)
- Spread: 4 m (16 ft)
- Important Please Read - Sorbus (Rowan / Mountain Ash) species and cultivars are not and cannot be affected by the Ash disease, Chalara fraxinea. Despite the potentially confusing name, mountain ashes are actually in the rose family, Rosacaea, and are closely related to apples and pears etc. Fraxinus excelsior (Common ash), are in the olive family, Oleaceae and the wind born disease recently found in the UK is completely specific to this genus.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (4m - 8m), Shrub - Large (3m+)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Coastal Areas, Site: Windy
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Flowers in Spring, Fruit - Ornamental, Wildlife Friendly - Birds