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Sorbus incana (Silver whitebeam)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
9m
Max height
6m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sorbus incana

Other names

Silver whitebeam

Genus

Sorbus Sorbus

Species

S. incana - S. incana is a rounded to broadly conical, deciduous tree with broadly ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves, silvery-downy beneath and turning yellow-brown in autumn. Occasional clusters of creamy-white flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by orange fruit.


Sorbus incana is: Deciduous

Habit

Broadly conical, Rounded

Flower

Cream in Spring; Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow-brown in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Blister mite , Glasshouse red spider mite , Sawflies , Scale insects Aphids , Blister mite , Glasshouse red spider mite , Sawflies , Scale insects

Canker , Fireblight , Honey fungus , Silver leaf Canker , Fireblight , Honey fungus , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Sorbus incana (Silver whitebeam) will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates air pollution and dry conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Sorbus incana

Other names

Silver whitebeam

Genus

Sorbus Sorbus

Species

S. incana - S. incana is a rounded to broadly conical, deciduous tree with broadly ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves, silvery-downy beneath and turning yellow-brown in autumn. Occasional clusters of creamy-white flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by orange fruit.

Native to

Scotland

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Broadly conical, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring; Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow-brown in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Blister mite , Glasshouse red spider mite , Sawflies , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Canker , Fireblight , Honey fungus , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sorbus incana (Silver whitebeam) will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates air pollution and dry conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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