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Swedish Whitebeam

Sorbus intermedia

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Type:
Deciduous tree
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
White, 5 petals, up to 2cm. In flattened, branched clusters.
Fruit:
Reddish-orange berries, oblong to oval, up to 18mm in length. Ripening in September.
Leaves:
A deciduous tree. Deeply pinnate, pointed oval leaves. The leaves are greyish and slightly hairy on their undersides.
Maximum Size:
12 metres tall
Foraging Notes:
The berries are edible, raw or cooked.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Flowers are fragrant.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Gardens, heathland, meadows, parkland, towns, woodland.