Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Trees

Whitebeam, Sorbus aria

Sorbus aria
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering May - June. Deciduous. Native / introduced.

Dense flattish heads of white flowers followed by clusters of scarlet ovoid fruit. Dull greenish leaves, densely white-hairy beneath. The leaves are toothed and sometimes shallowly lobed. Smooth grey bark. Height to 25m. Very variable.

Possibly a rare native in Co. Galway, frequently planted.
Identified by Paul Green

Similar: Irish Whitebeam, Sorbus hibernica


Whitebeam, Sorbus aria

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