(Shrubby Rowan) Sorbus eburnea is an elegant large shrub or eventually very small, multi-stemmed tree with large clusters of white berries in late summer/autumn.
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Sorbus eburnea is an elegant large shrub or eventually very small, multi-stemmed tree with large clusters of white berries in late summer/autumn. Sorbus eburnea has narrow, pinnate leaves, dark green in spring and summer and usually orange, purple-red or yellow before falling in autumn.
Sorbus eburnea is a fascinating and attractive shrub once established. Very hardy but is usually fairly slow growing and so not for instant gratification and requires good drainage to thrive.
- Position: Full sun or shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
- Habit: Sorbus eburnea grows to be a medium sized or eventually large multi-stemmed shrub/very small tree.
- Height: approx 3 m (10 ft)
- Spread: 2.5 m (8 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
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Shrub - Large (3m+)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Coastal Areas, Site: Windy
- Special Features
- Fruit - Ornamental, Screening/Hedge, Wildlife Friendly - Birds, Rare and Unusual