Sorbus intermedia Brouwers

Swedish Whitebeam

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

This tree has foliage which is dark green on the top and silver- grey on the underside, giving it an interesting shimmer in the breeze.

The creamy white flowers appear in clusters in May and are followed by small orange-red fruit in the autumn time. The autumn colour is decorative and contrasts attractively with the foliage turning to a golden brown.

Sorbus intermedia Brouwers is a clonal variation of the Swedish Whitebeam which, like many clones in general, produces a reliable crown which is regular and pyramidal in shape and offers little variation between individual trees.

This tree is an extremely tough contender and will tolerate the harshest conditions; including wind exposure, coastal environments and calcareous soils. In general it will tolerate most soil conditions and thus is a very versatile tree.

There are very few varieties of tree that offer the benefit of being tolerant to coastal conditions, so this tree is perfect for schemes in an exposed or coastal location with the added benefit that it can offer a host of ornamental qualities.

It is a welcome alternative to the handful of other trees which will tolerate salt that are much plainer and less desirable for a garden planting scheme. The pretty contrasting foliage and regular shape of crown make it a good choice for avenue planting in harsh conditions and also a super candidate for up-lighting of the crown.

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

Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Coastal, 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

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.