This stunning whitebeam tree has foliage which is later to emerge than its counterpart Sorbus aria Lutescens, as the spring and summer progresses 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. Interestingly this tree loses its leaves much later than Sorbus aria Lutescens, so if planting an avenue it is a good idea to mix Lutescens and Magnifica to get the best from these two trees.
As a young tree, this tree is fairly upright in habit, developing a rounded and compact shape at maturity, it requires little maintenance and will thrive on all soils, including chalky ones.
This small tree is a wonderful choice of tree for planting as feature specimens in gardens, Sorbus aria Magnifica 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
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.
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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.