Vilmorin’s Rowan

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.

The Appearance

A small deciduous tree with a rounded crown and pinnate leaves that turn vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow in autumn.


The Produce

The Vilmorin's Rowan has 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.


The Flowers

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


The Leaves

Each leaflet is serrated, creating a distinctive and attractive appearance.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray, becoming slightly 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 particularly attractive to birds.


The Culture

Popular in ornamental landscaping for its attractive flowers, berries, and autumn foliage.


Fun Facts

Vilmorin’s Rowan is named after Pierre Louis François Lévêque de Vilmorin, a notable French botanist and horticulturist.

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