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Which Sorbus?

Discussion in 'Trees' started by Linda Rae, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Linda Rae

    Linda Rae Apprentice Gardener

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    Which Sorbus would you choose and why for a light canopy and white berries in a medium-sized suburban garden. I'm thinking S. cashmiriana, S. hupehensis or S. vilmorinii.
     
  2. Tetters

    Tetters Total Gardener

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    :sign0016: to the forum @Linda Rae .
    Afraid I wouldn`t consider growing any Sorbus here, as none of them would survive in my soil which is chalky. They are all quite fussy trees, some fussier than others.
    You would need to do your homework and check the growing conditions where you are very carefully whilst deliberating.
    Generally Sorbus doesn`t cope with drought conditions, hates chalk, dislikes deep shade, and is prone to fireblight, so unless this is your specialised subject - be ready for a problem or two.
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    If I wanted to choose a pretty and relatively tough little tree I would get one of the Amelanchiers instead.
     
  3. Linda Rae

    Linda Rae Apprentice Gardener

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    Thank you for that reply Tetters. Actually Sorbus grow very well where I live, I have one in my front garden and an Amelanchier already in my back garden. It's information on the form of the various Sorbus I'm after, but thank you.
     

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