About This Plant

The rowan, or Sorbus aucuparia, is a small deciduous tree or shrub native to Europe, North Asia, and North America. It features compound leaves, white spring flowers, and clusters of red or orange berries in late summer and early autumn, which are a food source for wildlife. Rowan trees have folklore associations with protection and are valued for their ornamental beauty in gardens and parks.

The Story

Leaf

The Sorbus aucuparia ‘Beissneri’ leaf has pinnate structure with numerous leaflets arranged in a feather-like formation. The individual leaflets are serrated along the edges, creating a distinctive appearance. The leaf’s colouration is typically dark green, and in autumn, it undergoes a stunning transformation, showcasing vibrant hues of orange, red, and yellow.

Produce

The fruit of Sorbus aucuparia ‘Beissneri’ is characterised by vibrant, translucent red berries. These small, round berries form in clusters, creating a visually appealing display against the tree’s compound, pinnate leaves. The fruit is not only ornamental but also serves as a valuable food source for birds during the autumn season.
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