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DWARF ROWAN

Sorbus reducta

Rose Family [Rosaceae]

Flowers:
month8mar month8march month8apr month8april

Berries: berryZpossible        berryZgreen berryZyellow berryZred  (edible??)
berry8aug berry8sep berry8sept berry8oct

category
category8Shrubs
category
category8Deciduous
category
category8Broadleaf
status
statusZalien
flower
flower8white
inner
inner8cream
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
type
typeZclustered
type
typeZumbel
stem
stem8round

1st Aug 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
A shrub, rather than a tree, reaching a height of about 2 feet.


1st Aug 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
Like many, but not all, Rowans, it has red berries in late summer.


1st Aug 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
The above berries are on the pinkish side of red.


1st Aug 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
The leaves are pinnate, with about five sets of opposing leaflets, and a teminating leaflet on the end. The leaflets attach directly to the stem without stalks, but where they do there is a brown discolouration.


1st Aug 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
The leaves have a shiny sheen, and coarsely toothed only at or from the widest part, with tips of teeth browning slightly. Deep grooves pattern the surface into a set of small cells, with a further indentation in the middle. Leaf stems are deeply grooved into a 'V'-shape. Leaves turn a scarlet red in autumn of similar shade to the berries.


6th Oct 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
In autumn the leaves turn scarlet red, but the berries begin to turn a whitish pink. (Leaves of a conifer behind).


6th Oct 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
Berries now similar in colour to those of Vilmorin's Rowan or of Hubei Rowan; white fllushed pink.


6th Oct 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
Leaves first turn a muddy green as both the green chlorophyll pigments and the red pigments conspire to produce the muddy greeny/brown colour (leaves bottom right), but then the chlorophyll dissipates allowing the scarlet red colours to dominate.


Some similarities to : other Rowan Trees but this one is very short and shrub-like.

No relation to : Flower [a plant with similar name].


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DWARF ROWAN

Sorbus reducta

Rose Family [Rosaceae]

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