Majestic Whitebeam Trees, Large
- Native. Bigger than other Whitebeams.
- Sizes: Standards only.
- Max. Height: 20m
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Bareroot Delivery: Nov-Mar.
Sorbus Aria Majestica Standard Trees
Sorbus aria Majestica is a larger form of the common Whitebeam reaching a height of about 20 metres which is about 5 metres taller than its parent, and the leaves, flowers and fruits are also a bit bigger. It is otherwise very similar and so is good for adding some variety to a group of whitebeam trees to make it look less uniform. It is upright when young, becoming more of a rounded cone shape when mature. The distinctive leaves of Sorbus aria Majestica are bright green on top and covered with downy white "hairs" below. The foliage turns gold in the autumn, making a perfect backdrop for the dark red berries that hang in clusters until the birds finish them. Which they will... If this is not for you, then why not look at the rest of our range of Whitebeam Trees and other Sorbus varieties,
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy younger common Whitebeam saplings here.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standardss, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height. Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. Because every tree is different it is not possible to give you a more accurate estimate of height when planted.
Did You Know?
Majestica is listed as Decaisneana in some older books. It won the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
Notes on planting Sorbus aria Majestica:
Whitebeams are excellent trees for chalk or limestone soils, polluted roadside areas and windy spots close to the sea, although they do need a reasonably fertile soil.
Prepare your site before planting:
It is good to dig over the site where you plant a tree several months in advance. Kill the weeds first: for tough weeds like nettles, brambles and ground elder, you will usually need a weed-killer to get rid of them. When you dig the soil over, remove stones and other rubbish and mix in well rotted compost or manure down to the depth of about 2 spades.
Watch our video on how to plant a tree for full instructions.
Remember to water establishing trees during dry weather for at least a year after planting.
Tree Planting accessories:
Prepare your site for planting by killing the weeds and grass with Neudorff WeedFree Plus.
You can buy a tree planting pack with a wooden stake & rubber tie to support the tree and a mulch mat with pegs to protect the soil around the base of your tree from weeds and drying out.
We suggest that you use mycorrhizal "friendly fungi" on the roots of all newly planted large trees: if your soil quality is poor, we strongly recommend it.
If you use Rootgrow, there is no need to also improve your soil with bonemeal organic fertiliser and Growmore.