Sorbus aria

Sorbus aria or Common Whitebeam is a broadleaf, deciduous tree that is compact and dome-shaped reaching around 25 meters in height. In Spring it has clusters of white flowers that produce speckled red berries in Autumn. The top of the leaves are green but the underside is white, giving rise to the common name. A number of moth species favour whitebeam as do birds who eat the fruits.

Funky Facts File: The berries are edible to humans and can be made into a jam.

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