Friday, March 27, 2015

Sorbus vilmorinii - Vilmorin's Mountain-ash - Vilmorin's Rowan

General Information
Common Name Vilmorin's Mountain-ash, Vilmorin's Rowan
Scientific Name Sorbus vilmorinii
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 4 - 6 m (13 - 20 ft)
Spread 2 -4 m (7 - 13 ft)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Spring
Color Green,
Flower Color White
Type Tree
Native USA, Asia, Europe.
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. – Mountain Ash
Species S. vilmorinii

Sorbus vilmorinii -Vilmorin's Mountain-ash
Sorbus vilmorinii, commonly known as Vilmorin's Mountain-ash also known as Vilmorin's Rowan. It is native to Sichuan, Tibet and Yunnan in China. It grows in a wide range of habitats (mountain slopes, roadsides, mixed forests along river banks, grasslands, bamboo thickets).
It is a deciduous shrub or small tree, 4–6 m (13–20 ft) in height. The leaves color are green. Its leaves looks like a ferny leaves, each leaf having multiple leaflets that turn purple or orange color in autumn. It blooms white flowers in late spring to early summer. The fruits, which can last through winter, are crimson, turning to pale pink. They will be are eaten by birds when there is no other food supply nearby.
It is cultivate as an ornamental tree. In cultivation, this plant provides a long season of interest as an elegant, compact tree which can be grown in smaller gardens.
Like all Rowans the fruit can be cooked and used to make bitter jellies or marmalades.

Sorbus vilmorinii -Vilmorin's Mountain-ash Young Plant

Leaves of Vilmorin's Mountain-ash

Sorbus vilmorinii Leaves

Sorbus vilmorinii -Vilmorin's Mountain-ash in Autumn

Flowers of Vilmorin's Mountain-ash

Sorbus vilmorinii Flowers

Fruits of Vilmorin's Mountain-ash

Sorbus vilmorinii Fruits

Sorbus vilmorinii - Vilmorin's Mountain-ash Fruits

Vilmorin's Mountain-ash Fruits

Sorbus vilmorinii -Vilmorin's Mountain-ash Fruits

Sorbus vilmorinii -Vilmorin's Mountain-ash in Autumn

Sorbus vilmorinii -Vilmorin's Mountain-ash

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