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Sorbus rosea

Sorbus Rosea

See it by the waterfall in the heather gardens

This attractive shrubby rowan belongs to a group of closely related species all with very large soft fruit, originating from Kashmir in northern Pakistan. This is an area with some of the most diverse plant life in the world.

It is distinguished from its closest relatives by having the distinctive pink flowers in the spring and  the fruit it holds well into winter.

This species was introduced to cultivation through Ness gardens, and is available from good  garden centres, typically called by it's old name Sorbus cashmiriana 'Rosiness'.

Ness has a national collection of Sorbus with over 500 different types, planted throughout the gardens.