Sorbus Aria

Sorbus Aria Whitebeam Tree in field


Sorbus aria (syn. Aria nivea), the whitebeam or common whitebeam, is a European and Near-Eastern deciduous tree, the type species of the subgenus of the whitebeams. Typically compact and domed, with few upswept branches and almost-white underside of the leaves, it generally favours dry limestone and chalk soils.
The hermaphrodite cream-white flowers appear in May, are insect pollinated, and go on to produce scarlet berries, which are often eaten by birds.

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Sorbus Aria trees are fast growing and will reach their full height in 30 to 40 years. Full height whitebeams grow to approximately 15 metres (50 feet).

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