Swedish Whitebeam - Sorbus intermedia


    Medium sized tree to 15 metres, the leaves elliptical, pinnately lobed to halfway dark green above, pale yellowy green beneath. Flowers dull white in dense flattish heads. Berry scarlet when ripe.

    Identification difficulty

    Usually planted in Britain on roadside verges etc.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    Life History

    Deciduous - Most trees are probably mature examples of unrecorded planting.

    UK Status

    Widespread but scattered in Britain, probably mostly from planting.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland where most specimens are probably the result of unrecorded planting. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 6 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map