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Sorbus aria Lutescens Whitebeam | Bareroot Standard Trees

Key Data
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Alkaline/Chalky
Type Native, Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8 std Bareroot Plenty of Stock£39.95Plenty of Stock£37.95Plenty of Stock£35.95
8/10 std Bareroot Plenty of Stock£49.95Plenty of Stock£47.95Plenty of Stock£45.95

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Sorbus aria Lutescens Trees - Large Standards - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee

Sorbus aria Lutescens is a variety of Whitebeam tree with a paler leaf colour than the wild species.
Sorbus aria Lutescens trees can reach a height of about 15 metres.
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy younger common Whitebeam saplings here.
Browse all of our other varieties of Whitebeam Trees for sale.

How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, 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. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

General description of Sorbus aria Lutescens trees:
This variety has golden yellow foliage when the leaves are mature. It is a hardy, native, medium sized, deciduous tree that has a naturally upright and rounded canopy, beautifully suited for planting along drives and avenues.
Sorbus aria Lutescens' best features (apart from its mature foliage) are the silvery grey hairs that cover their new leaves and which remain on the underside of the mature leaf - this is why they are called Whitebeam. Sometimes the hairs stay on the leaf longer than normal, giving it a frosted appearance all over. The young foliage can also be really gorgeous in strong sunlight, as the hairs reflect the light well and shine like silver. Sorbus Lutescens produces panicles or flattened clusters of simple yellowy-white flowers in late spring, which become green berries that ripen into a shiny red by September and get eaten by a range of bird species.

The strength of these trees is their tolerance of a wide range of soil types and their resistance to drought. Sorbus aria Lutescens will thrive on the coast and wind blasted sites, it is also quite happy in the city. If you are going to plant several Whitebeams in one area, mixing in some Lutescens will create a more varied, natural looking group.

History & uses of Sorbus Lutescens:
Its timber is extremely hard and surprisingly light, it also has a lovely two tone effect with reddish heartwood and white outer rings that look great when used to make a flat surface.

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