About This Plant

Sorbus vilmorinii, commonly known as Vilmorin’s Rowan or the Korean Mountain Ash, is a deciduous tree appreciated for its ornamental qualities. The bark of Sorbus vilmorinii is smooth and silver-grey, providing an elegant contrast to its vibrant foliage. As the tree matures, the bark tends to develop a distinctive pattern, adding visual interest to its overall appearance. Sorbus vilmorinii typically reaches a moderate size, growing to about 15 to 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters) in height.

The Story


The leaves of Sorbus vilmorinii are pinnate, meaning they are arranged in pairs along a central stalk. Each leaflet is serrated, creating a distinctive and attractive appearance. The leaf colouration is noteworthy, displaying a vibrant green hue during the growing season. In the autumn, the foliage turns shades of orange and red, adding a splash of autumnal beauty to the landscape.


The Vilmorin’s Rowan features spring flowers in white or pinkish hues, and clusters of small red or orange berries in late summer and autumn, which serve as a food source for wildlife.
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