Sorbus pseudovilmorinii

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Sorbus pseudovilmorinii
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S. pseudovilmorinii berries
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S. pseudovilmorinii
Binomial name
Sorbus pseudovilmorinii

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii is a variable deciduous flowering tree.[1]

Description[edit]

  • Height: Ultimate height of 4 meters[1] to 7.5 meters.[2]
  • Leaves: Pinnate, with a fern-like appearance.[1]
  • Flowers: White.[1]
  • Fruit: Variable, often crimson in color, becoming white or white with crimson flecks as it reaches maturity,[1][2] typically by October.[1]

Range and Distribution[edit]

Native to northern Vietnam,[1][2] Tibet,[1] and western China,[1][2] including Yunnan province,[1][2][3] from whence the most attractive specimens can be found.[1]

Cultivation[edit]

S. pseudovilmorinii is the parent of several Sorbus hybrids.[1]

Habitat[edit]

Grows in mountains, forest scrub,[2] or coniferous or mixed forests.[1]

Prefers a sunny or partially shaded site with free-draining soil. Dislikes heavy clay soils.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Sorbus is the ancient Latin name for the fruit of the service tree, Sorbus. ‘Service’ and ‘Sorbus’ are cognates.[4]

Pseudovilmorinii means ‘false vilmorinii’.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Ness Botanic Gardens - Sorbus pseudovilmorinii. [Online] Available at: http://www.nessgardens.org.uk/the-gardens/by-month/november/sorbus-pseudovilmorinii-and-its-relatives/ (Accessed 02/12/17)
  2. ^ a b c d e f Trees and Shrubs - Sorbus pseudovilmorinii. [Online] Available at: http://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sorbus_pseudovilmorinii.php (Accessed 02/12/17)
  3. ^ RHS Plant Finder - Sorbus pseudovilmorinii. [Online] Available at: https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/107184/Sorbus-pseudovilmorinii/Details (Accessed 02/12/17)
  4. ^ a b Gledhill, David (2008). "The Names of Plants". Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521866453 (hardback), ISBN 9780521685535 (paperback). pp 356, 401