Hupeh rowan

The Hupeh rowan, or Sorbus hupehensis, is a deciduous tree native to China, specifically the Hupeh province. It resembles the common rowan, with pinnately compound leaves, white spring flowers, and clusters of red or orange berries in late summer and early autumn.

The Appearance

A small deciduous tree with a rounded crown and pinnate leaves that turn orange and red in autumn. It produces clusters of white flowers followed by red berries.


The Produce

The berries persist into winter, providing visual interest and food for birds.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by red berries in autumn.


The Leaves

The compound leaves are pinnate, consisting of 11 to 17 leaflets. The foliage is dark green in the summer, turning to shades of red, orange, and yellow in the fall, creating a striking display.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The berries are eaten by birds.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental flowers, berries, and autumn foliage. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Hupeh Rowan is known for its striking autumn colors and its clusters of bright red berries, which attract birds.

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