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Swedish Whitebeam - Sorbus intermedia (latin)

Geographical origin: Northern Europe.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 15 m, width up to 5 m.
Foliage: Deciduous.
Type of soil: All.
Hardiness: Very hardy.
Exposure: Full sun.


Properties and uses:
The Swedish Whitebeam has large and shiny dark green leaves, the underside of which is greyish. Its white flowers appear in May/June and precede the arrival of small red berries. These can be collected and eaten when they are nice and ripe after the first frosts. It has a conical shape although it tends to get rounder as the years go by.
This Whitebeam is often used to create lines of trees but can also be grown as a lone specimen in a garden.

List of Sorbus:
Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria), beautiful white blossom in May, small acidic berries, mature in autumn
Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), small red berries from July through to winter, extremely appreciated by birds
ServiceTree (Sorbus domestica), interesting red green pear shaped berries
Wild service tree (Sorbus torminalis), white blossom in May and June, magnificent autumnal colours

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