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VILMORIN'S ROWAN

Sorbus vilmorinii

Rose Family [Rosaceae]

Flowers:
month8apr month8april month8may

Berries: berryZpossible        berryZpurple berryZpink / berryZwhite  (edible??, pinkish-white)
berry8aug berry8sep berry8sept berry8oct

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

30th Sept 2011, Old Glossop, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Against the sun, the top of the tree is glared against the sun, but is only about 3m high.


30th Sept 2011, Old Glossop, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Pinnate leaves with up to 14 pairs of leaflets. Berries deep red in autumn, turning pinkish with white later.


30th Sept 2011, Old Glossop, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Later, as here, the berries are white flushed with pink.


30th Sept 2011, Old Glossop, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Berries hang down on reddish stalks.


30th Sept 2011, Old Glossop, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Berries similar to those of Hupeh Rowan (Hubei Rowan) but white flushed with pink, rather than vice-versa.


30th Sept 2011, Old Glossop, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Un-like the all-white berries of Kashmir Rowan the surgeon has made a neat tuck-in stitching job on the berries, so to speak, rather than a botch job.


30th Sept 2011, Old Glossop, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Leaflets dark green and greyish beneath (not shown).


30th Sept 2011, Old Glossop, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
The bark appears tinged blue, but this may be an artifact of the poor colour temperature correction in the photograph?


An Asiatic Rowan cultivated in parks and gardens as an ornamental tree.

The shape of a mature tree is broader than tall. The shoots have rusty hairs initially, and the leaflets small, with up to 14 pairs plus a terminal one. Leaflets wrinkled and almost hairless. The leaflets, when newly un-folded they are pale brown, when mature dark green above and greyish underneath, and turn a deep red in autumn. The berries are white flushed with pink tones.


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VILMORIN'S ROWAN

Sorbus vilmorinii

Rose Family [Rosaceae]

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