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