Common Whitebeam agg. - Sorbus aria agg.

    Description

    The pictures shown are representative of the group. Medium sized tree to 25 metres. Leaves oval to elliptical, toothed, dull yellowish green above, densely white downy beneath. Flowers white, 10 to 15 mm in dense flattish heads. Berry scarlet when ripe.

    Habitat

    Woods, and hedgerows, often planted.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Found north to the Wye valley, but not common.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland but possibly increasing due to the nauralisation of planted specimens. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 13 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map