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A scaled, Large specimen of Sorbus aria Lutescens
A scaled, Large specimen of Sorbus aria Lutescens
The white flower of Sorbus aria Lutescens
The silvery foliage of the new growth of Sorbus aria Lutescens
The berries of Sorbus aria Lutescens
Sorbus aria Lutescens showing some autumn colour on the Barcham Trees nursery
Sorbus aria Lutescens on the Barcham Trees nursery
A mature specimen of Sorbus aria Lutescens on the Barcham Trees nursery
Medium Whitebeam from this batch
Sorbus aria Lutescens sample video

Sorbus aria Lutescens


Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

This stunning whitebeam tree has foliage which emerges from purple shoots in the spring, soft and silvery-white. As the seasons progress the leaves harden to become a more distinct grey on the underside and green on the surface. The clusters of creamy white flowers appear in April and May, followed by bright orange-red fruit in the autumn time, when the leaves turn a golden brown before falling.

Sorbus aria Lutescens is one of the best Whitebeam trees available, it won the Award of Merit in 1952 and Award of Garden Merit in 2002; its delicately coloured spring foliage elevates this tree well above the other cultivars.

At maturity this small tree retains a rounded and compact shape, requires little maintenance and will thrive on all soils, including chalky ones. A wonderful choice of tree for planting as feature specimens in gardens,

Sorbus aria lutescens trees offer an array of ornamental qualities that you can enjoy all year round. The regular and compact shape of the crown also make it a good candidate for avenue planting and the silvery foliage is perfect for accentuating with up lighting.

If you live in an area prone to rabbits or deer then we recommend rabbit guards for these trees.

Mature height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Good for bees, Native,

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.