Half way down the Flint view on the right hand
This rowan was introduced into the western horticulture the
plant hunter George Forrest (1873-1932). He discovered it in
Yunnan, China in 1921 This is a distinctive Rowan with pearly-white
fruits and short green-blue leaflets.
It were first described as a species when a plant labelled as
Sorbus pratii growing at Ness appeared different from all its
closest relatives. This stimulated much research on rowans and the
re-naming of many plants as distinct species; including this one
which is now named after George Forrest.
This species has good autumn colour and will remain as a small
tree/shrub and retain its fruit late into the autumn.
Ness has a national collection of Sorbus with over 500 different
types, planted throughout the gardens.