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Whitebeam (Sorbus aria)

Whitebeam is a popular tree due to its beauty, resilience and lack of maintenance. Making it an ideal addition to UK gardens. It's berries are a favourite of birds making it a nature magnet for your garden.

 The size of each plant is between 15 – 50cm in height from the root plug.


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  • Product Description

    Sorbus aria, commonly known as Whitebeam is a beautiful yet resilient tree. It grows well on chalk, dry limestone, and acidic soils. It blooms throughout the year, beginning in late spring, round flat clusters of creamy white blooms emerge, which by summer's end turn into shiny green berries. These bring in a variety of garden birds and turn red in September. The berries complement the foliage well when they're still green, and they're a great accent to a floral arrangement. With their stiff, well-formed leaves that point slightly upward to reveal their undersides, the foliage produces a moving silver line that moves with the breeze.

    It is a well loved tree within the UK, and in the wild, it is typically found in chalky soils and is extremely drought resistant.

    Although it prefers chalky soil, it can also survive in alkaline soil and in most locations with drainage. All around a very useful tree, they are completely hardy and happy near the sea as well as in exposed, windy settings. It does develop more quickly on fertile soil, like most trees, so when planting, it's always a good idea to throw in plenty of compost or fertiliser. A mature whitebeam tree can grow to a height of 15 metres, or 50 feet. It does so rather quickly, taking 30 to 40 years to reach its maximum height.


    Tree attributes

    • Traditionally its wood was used to create tools
    • Great for smaller gardens
    • Needs full sunlight
    • Grows up to 12 metres 
    • Frost resistant 
    • Symbolises endurance 
  • Our Commitment

    Our trees are planted, grown and cared for on site. This means, once the seeds are delivered to us we plant them, establish them in our polytunnels and then harden them off. The trees you are delivered have been with us since seed and we look after them until the moment they leave.

    Every tree is handpicked and packaged with the utmost care and attention to ensure your trees are delivered fighting fit to help against climate change. 

    For more information, please visit the About Us page

  • Deliveries

    All postage and packaging charges for products delivered to the Mainland UK are included within the price. Additional charges apply for Northern Ireland, The Highlands & Scottish Isles, The Channel Islands, Scilly Isles & Isle of Man when ordering more than 8 trees.

    As a guide, orders for 8 plants or more will be sent via a courier, 8 plants or fewer will be sent by Royal Mail.

    For more information, please visit the Delivery page

  • Refunds

    Your happiness is our business and that is why we individually check every single tree that we send out. If you have a concern about your tree, please get in touch with us within 7 days so that we can diagnose the issue. Very rarely, we might ask you to send the tree back to us in secure packaging to help us identify the issue but often we can identify the issue with photographs.

    For more information, please visit the Refunds page

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