Sorbus aria 'MAGNIFICA'

Sorbus aria
Sorbus aria 'MAGNIFICA'
whitebeam
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 5-12m
USUAL WIDTH 3-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS cream
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Trees

Whitebeam is a European native from warmer regions of our country. It is a long-lived tree, able to cope with air-pollution and heavy clay soil which most other trees may find difficult to adapt to, which is why it has become common in public landscaping.

Magnifica is an attractive whitebeam variety from Germany originated already in 1917. It has large (12-15 cm long), highly glossy, deeply veined, deciduous leaves which emerge silvery grey and mature to dark green retaining silvery undersides. Tiny flowers are formed in small corymbs and open from mid to late May. They are very melliferous and offer a good bee pasture for a considerable period of time (2-4 weeks). In autumn mature small, rounded, red fruit that is edible but seeds may contain small amounts of hydrogen cyanide (as in bitter almonds), therefore the fruit is not recommended for mass consumption.

Whitebeam is a moderate grower making 25-35 cm per year and keeping quite a uniform, densely branched, broadly ovate canopy. Pruning is not required but possible if you want to keep it smaller – do so in early spring. In the wild it usually grows on limestone but it is not picky about soil type, it can take almost any pH and copes well with heavy clay, compacted soils. It prefers full sun and even moisture. Fully hardy to min. -30°C (USDA zone 5) but may take a few degrees lower.

Last update 22-09-2014; 3-9-2015
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Sorbus aria height of stem 100 cm, girth 8-10 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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