The Sorbus Thuringiaca Fastigiata is a cross between the native rowan and the whitebeam, It is classed as a small to medium-sized, deciduous tree boasting some of the best features of both parents. Its branches are upright and although columnar when young, eventually form a more oval crown. The serrated, leaves are dark green in colour and pale grey underneath.
In May, it blooms with white creamy flowers, followed in autumn by deep red berries, and the leaves of the tree turn orange. The tree is beneficial to bees and birds, is tough enough to withstand cols and wind, and is ideal for streets and gardens alike.
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