Friday, February 27, 2015

Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan

General Information
Common Name Hubei Rowan, Hupeh Rowan
Scientific Name Sorbus hupehensis
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 5-10 m (17-33 ft)
Spread 3-5 m (10-18 ft)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Spring
Color Green,
Flower Color White
Type Tree
Native Asia, Europe, USA
Classification
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae – Rose family
Genus Sorbus L. – Rowan
Species S. hupehensis

Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan
Sorbus hupehensis commonly known as Hubei Rowan also known as Hupeh Rowan. It is native to central and western China between Qinghai and Gansu in the west, Yunnan in the south, Jiangxi in the southeast, and Shandong in the east.
It is a small deciduous tree. It is growing to 5–10 m (17 -33 ft) in height. It’s bark is grey-brown to purplish-brow. The branches and shoots are slender. The leaves are green above, paler beneath, 10–15 cm long, pinnate with 7-17 narrow oval leaflets 3–5 cm long and 1–1.8 cm broad, with an acute apex, and serrated margins. The color of the leaves change to orange or red in autumn. It blooms in late spring to early summer. The flowers are 5–7 mm diameter, with five white petals and 20 yellowish-white stamens; they are produced in corymbs 6–10 cm diameter. The fruits color are pink. It is a pome 5–8 mm diameter, maturing in late autumn. 
It is grown as an ornamental tree, valued for its white fruit contrasting with the orange autumn color. It is also cultivate in USA and Europe as an ornamental tree, in the park and garden.


Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan

Leaves of Hubei Rowan 

Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan Leaves

Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan Leaves in Autumn

Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan Flowers

Flowers of Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan

Flowers of  Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan

Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan Fruits

Fruits of Sorbus hupehensis 

Fruits of Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan

 Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan Fruits

Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan Fruits

Bark of Sorbus hupehensis 

Bark of Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan

Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan

Sorbus hupehensis - Hubei Rowan - Hupeh Rowan


Friday, February 20, 2015

Sorbus oligodonta - Kite-Leaf Rowan

General Information
Common Name Kite-Leaf Rowan
Scientific Name Sorbus oligodonta
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 5-15 m (17-49 ft)
Spread 3-5 m (10-18 ft)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Spring
Color Green,
Flower Color Pink
Type Tree
Native Asia, Europe, USA
Classification
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae – Rose family
Genus Sorbus L. – Rowan
Species S. oligodonta

Sorbus oligodonta - Kite-Leaf Rowan
Sorbus oligodonta commonly known as Kite-leaf Rowan. It is native to northern Yunnan, southeastern Tibet, and western Sichuan in China also to Myanmar. 
It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 5–15 m (17-51 ft) in height. It’s bark is rounded crown and dark grey and slender shoots. The leaves are green to slightly glaucous-green above, paler beneath, 10–18 cm long, pinnate with 9-17 oval leaflets 3–4.5 cm long and 1–2 cm broad, broadest near the apex (hence the English name 'kite-leaf'), rounded at the end with a short acuminate apex, and very finely serrated margins; the basal leaflets are smaller than the apical leaflets. The leaves are changed to a dark orange-red in late autumn and later than most other rowan species. It blooms white flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers are 8 mm diameter, with five yellowish-white petals and 20 yellowish-white stamens; they are produced in corymbs 6–12 cm diameter. The fruit is a pome 7–8 mm diameter, pale to deep pink with a persistent dark carpel, maturing in late autumn; the fruit stalks are distinctively red. The fruit commonly persist long into the winter after leaf fall; after being softened by frost they are readily eaten by thrushes and waxwings, which disperse the seeds. 
In USA and Europe, it is grown as an ornamental tree for its decorative pale pink. 


Sorbus oligodonta - Kite-Leaf Rowan Leaves

Sorbus oligodonta - Kite-Leaf Rowan Fruits

Sorbus oligodonta - Kite-Leaf Rowan

Sorbus oligodonta - Kite-Leaf Rowan

Sorbus oligodonta - Kite-Leaf Rowan

Sorbus oligodonta - Kite-Leaf Rowan