Sorbus aria is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. They also call it the Common Whitebeam, Whitebeam, Beam Tree, Chess Apple, White Beam Tree. Other synonyms for Sorbus aria include Pyrus aria. This is a medium-sized tree native to Europe. It is deciduous and grows to 12m or 40ft tall.
The foliage is dark green, broadly ovate. It is lighter underneath. The flowers grow in clusters and are hermaphrodites. They are white and followed by red berries. Sorbus aria flowers in May.
How to grow Sorbus aria:
Grow Sorbus aria in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is well-drained. Propagate by seed, softwood cuttings, or grafting. It is generally disease-free and pest-free, but watch out for aphids, blister mites, apple canker, or fireblight.