February 1, 2023
Sorbus × intermedia

Sorbus × intermedia

Sorbus × intermedia is a deciduous tree. It is native to Northwest Europe, it is usually found in the forests in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Due to its adaptability to the urban environment, it is used as a street tree. It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants.

Sorbus × intermedia is also known as the Swedish Whitebeam. Sorbus × intermedia grows up to 20m or 65ft tall. The trunk can grow to about 3m or 10ft in diameter. It has oval, deeply lobed foliage. The leaves are dark green and densely hairy. Sorbus × intermedia flowers in spring with white flowers that later turn into red berries.

Sorbus × intermedia
Sorbus × intermedia in Southwark, London

How to grow Sorbus × intermedia:

Grow Sorbus × intermedia in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile soil. Propagate by seed, or softwood cuttings in the summer or grafting in the winter. Watch out for aphids, blister mites, apple canker, or fireblight.

Sorbus × intermedia
Sorbus × intermedia

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