× Sorbaronia dippelii (Zab.) Schneid.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'× Sorbaronia dippelii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/x-sorbaronia/x-sorbaronia-dippelii/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

Synonyms

  • Aronia dippelii Zab.

Glossary

glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
oblanceolate
Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'× Sorbaronia dippelii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/x-sorbaronia/x-sorbaronia-dippelii/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

A bushy-headed shrub; young wood thickly covered with grey felt. Leaves 112 to 312 in. long, 58 to 114 in. wide, narrowly oval or oblanceolate, shallowly toothed, bright green and glabrous above, covered beneath with a close grey felt, tapering at the base to a stalk 14 to 13 in. long. Flowers 13 in. across, white, with rose-coloured anthers, produced in small downy corymbs. Fruits top-shaped or roundish, 13 in. long, blue-black.

A hybrid between S. aria and Aronia melanocarpa, of unknown garden origin. Its affinity with A. melanocarpa is shown in the presence of glands along the upper surface of the midrib, and in the blackish fruits. It is an interesting and pretty round shrub, often made into a small tree by grafting on standards of mountain ash or hawthorn. It used to be called “Pyrus alpina” in gardens.