About This Plant

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. Hupeh rowans are prized for their ornamental value in gardens and landscapes, where they provide beauty and wildlife attraction.

The Story


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 tree bears small, round, red to orange berries in late summer or early fall. The berries persist into winter, providing visual interest and food for birds.
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