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Re: Can anyone identify this tree?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Ann, a few helpful messages:

"It’s a Sorbus aria (white beam) of some kind"
"Sorbus. Whitebeam?"
"I think the same...Mountain ash as its usually called"
"Common whitebeam.."

We hope this helps?

  • Posted: Sat. 22nd May 2021 09:55

Re: Can anyone identify this please?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Pam, some very helpful replies on social media for us this morning:

"Sorbus aria, the native Whitebeam, methinks"
"Sorbus intermedia (Swedish Whitebeam) possibly"
"it looks like an established white spirea from the flowers. the leaves must be a particular variety or older plant"
"A whitebeam"

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Thu. 28th May 2020 08:46

Re: Tree novice

Message from Deirdre

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi guys,

Thanks for your input! The reason I was researching the Goat's Willow was that I want to create a border/hedge around our house.

My main interest is in creating something that has alot of native plants and plants specifically to attract bees, butterflies and birds to the garden and also to screen the house from the road.

I am researching a number of plants but I find it very difficult to narrow my wish list down as each tree/bush can be beneficial in some way. Here are the plants I was thinking of:ESCALLONIA Donard Radiance
PYRACANTHA coccinea Red
PRUNUS spinosa
ILEX aquifolium
Common Dogwood Cornus Sanguinea
Common Privet Ligustrum Vulgare
Goat Willow Salix Caprea
Red berried elder sambucus racemosa
Butterfly bush buddleia davidii
Honeysuckle lonicera periclymenum
Alder Buckthorn Rhamnus Frangula
FAGUS sylvatica
Blackthorn Prunus Spinosa
Common Whitebeam Sorbus Aria

I know I can't incorporate everything into the hedge/border but I suppose it would be nice to have some colour or interest throughout the year. Any suggestions on what combinations would be nice from this lot?

I don't know what our soil type is, how could I find out?We are a few miles from the coast but it's not too exposed. Are there any of these plants that you wouldn't recommend for someone starting out?

Thanks a mill!

  • Posted: Wed. 11th January 2012 21:48

Re: sorbus aria lutescens

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'

HI, Ann,
It can be moved but great care should be taken because of its size and how long it has been in the ground. It is important when digging out to get the largest rootball possible. Best to move in early spring or autumn on a cloudy day. Have the new hole already dug to minimise the time the trees roots are exposed and could dry out. To move, dig around the base of the tree, in line with the drip line (outermost reach of the branches). When lifting it out of the ground, cut rather than tear any roots that are firmly in the ground. Once placed in its new hole, make sure 1) the bottom of the rootball is in contact with the soil in the bottom of the hole with no air pockets and 2) the sides of the new hole have not been sheared by the spade. Backfill the hole by half and firm the soil down, then fill in completely and firm again. Water in well. If you move in spring, water every week if weather is dry. If you move in autumn, water every two weeks if the weather is dry. A move for any tree is traumatic. One rule of thumb is it takes one year for every inch of tree diameter for it to recover. So a tree with a 6-inch trunk diameter will take 6 years to recover. Expect growth to be slow or non-existent in the recovery period.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd May 2011 20:10

sorbus aria lutescens

Comment from ann mcdonald

In forum: Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'

Can this tree be moved? Mine is seven years old and not doing well where it is. I would like to move it to another part of the garden. It is about eight feet tall

  • Posted: Wed. 18th May 2011 08:10

Re: Whitebeam leaves

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Hi Ron,

I can’t quite tell from the photos if the raised bits on the underside are swellings from under the surface of the leaf, or something (i.e. fungus) attached to the leaf. Are you able to wipe it off?

If they’re swellings from within the leaf then it looks like it could be some sort of gall caused by mites – possibly blister mites (sorbus aria or whitebeam is known for being susceptible to this).

If this is the case, luckily it is not too serious and shouldn’t affect the overall health of your tree too much. Simply remove the affected leaves and dispose of them.

Does this sound along the right lines? To get an expert diagnosis you could always try sending a sample to the RHS pest and disease identification service, if you are a member.

Hope this helps!

  • Posted: Fri. 4th June 2010 13:57

throw in a curve ball....

Message from Anna Taylor

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

I really like the trees Mark and jason have suggested - they are all great specimins and look like they would complement your scheme brilliantly.

However, one other tree you might want to consider is the Sorbus aria 'Lutescens' or the whitebeam.

Gorgeous silvery grey leaves with a pale green underside, grows to about 10m mature , flowers in spring and red berries to boot in the Autumn.

I love it as a specimin, but I can't tell whether it will be a bit too much in your garden as you have a very green scheme - but perhaps it could be a focal point further down ?

Good luck with the NGS we opened our garden at Woodhouse HQ this year - great fun !

Anna Taylor

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 20:31

Beekeeping skeps

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Gardening for wildlife

Hi all - I was quite excited by the skeps (image at the bottom) I saw yesterday at Hampton Court's A Beekeepers Garden.

I have just spoken to the British Beekeepers Association about domestic use of skeps, and they have said that you can have them in your garden as a decorative addition, but if you notice a bee swarm coming into nest there, you should contact your local beekeeper right away to collect them. If you can commit to this, then it is helpful to have skeps in your garden as it will then prevent them landing in someone's roof or chimney etc. However, skeps are not suitable for cultivating honey, or allowing a permanent nest to establish in them, as they cannot be opened and inspected for diseases.

When thinking about your garden planting, blue is attractive to bees. But the BBA also said to bear in mind that bees need a large block of colour to land on and little tiny groups of plants are unlikely to really help.

The BBKA's bee friendly flowering trees are:

February: Acacia dealbata
March: Alnus cordata
April: Amelanchier lamarckii
May: Sorbus x arnoldiana
June: Sorbus aria .Tilia tomentosa
July: Castanea sativa
August: Koelreuteria paniculata
September: Tetradium daniellii

Hope this is useful!

All the best Nicola

  • Posted: Tue. 7th July 2009 12:46