Whitebeam & Rowan

Whitebeam and Rowan are on the same page as they are both in the genus Sorbus, Sorbus aria and Sorbus acuparia respectively. This page will also include Serviceberry and Hawthorn as they, too, have a family link.

As you walk along the front of the park, parallel to Vicarage Road this Whitebeam is about halfway along the path.

This is a Swedish whitebeam, Sorbus intermedia.

Walking from the Vicarage Road vehicle entrance towards the Grange road car park, you pass a small triangular area. Half way along that patch of grass, on the opposite side of the path there is a Tibetan whitebeam. It is opposite a crab apple tree and next to a Horse chestnut tree. It’s different to a common whitebeam in that the underside of its leaves appear more whiteish in colour and downy when young.