Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Medium

The Sorbus intermedia ‘Brouwers’ is a medium sized tree that showcases a more upright growth pattern compared to the species. Its crown is oval and is more uniform than the species. This cultivar is particularly slow growing.

Leaves are dark green on top and white on the bottom with a felt-like texture. They are distinctly lobed featuring around 5-9 lobes on either side. These transition to yellows and oranges in autumn, however occasionally the vibrant hues might be absent.

The tree blooms with fragrant, creamy white flowers, followed by orange-red fruits that cluster in small groups and persist until October. Interestingly these are less appear less abundant compared to the species.  Tolerates windy and difficult conditions, making it suitable for coastal areas. Resistant to fire blight.

 

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Size

Medium

6m high x 4m wide after 25 years

Environment

A great coastal tree.

Canopy

Oval crown and is more uniform than the species.

Foliage

Dark green on top and white and felt-like on the underside, transitioning to oranges in the autumn.

Flowers

Scented white flowers in late spring-early summer.

Fruit

Small orange and red fruits.

Resilience

Thrives in a variety of soils, including clay and sand. Exhibits resilience to windy and challenging environments, and is resistanct to fireblight.

Wildlife

Flowers provide a good source of nectar for bees and other pollinators.

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