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Sorbus aria (Whitebeam) – Bareroot


A lovely native tree whose leaves appear to change from green to silver in the breeze. The top of each leaf may be green but the underside is composed of tiny silver hairs giving the tree a silvery appearance. White flowers are borne in late spring

Minimum order of 25 whips.


Sorbus aria, commonly known as the Whitebeam, is an elegant deciduous tree that adds grace and beauty to landscapes. Native to Europe, this tree is characterized by its distinctive silvery-gray bark, which provides a striking contrast to its dark green, lobed leaves. In late spring to early summer, Sorbus aria graces the surroundings with an exquisite display of creamy white flowers arranged in delicate clusters. These blossoms not only contribute to the tree’s aesthetic appeal but also attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. As the seasons progress, the flowers give way to small, red or orange berries, further enhancing the tree’s visual interest. With its pleasing form, attractive foliage, and ornamental flowers, Sorbus aria stands out as a charming addition to gardens, parks, and urban environments, offering both visual delight and ecological value.

Please see our GUIDE TO PLANTING HEDGES for more info.

Additional information

Preferred Aspect



Partial shade;Full sun

Soil Type




Flowering Time




Pruning Time

Early Spring;Late Winter

Ultimate Height

12 metres

Ultimate Spread

8 metres