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Sorbus genus (Rowan tree). This genus is made up of 100 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from cool-climate regions of the northern hemisphere. They are grown for their foliage, timber and decorative fruits. They have pinnate leaves which may be whole or divided into leaflets. The flowers are in clusters of small, creamy white flowers.
Grown for their foliage, small, 5 petalled flowers, attractive fruits and in some species, autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.
They are easily grown in sun or partial-shade in any well-drained, fertile soil.
You can propagate by softwood cuttings or budding in summer, by stratified seed in autumn or by grafting in winter.
Is susceptible to fireblight, honey fungus and silver-leaf.
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