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Sorbus commixta

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Sorbus commixta
Cultivatit Specimen
Morton Arboretum acc. 28-94-3
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Faimily: Rosaceae
Genus: Sorbus
Subgenus: Sorbus
Section: Commixtae[1]
Species: S. commixta
Binomial name
Sorbus commixta

Sorbus commixta (Japanese Rowan; Japanese: ナナカマド or ナナカマド(七竈)) is a species o rowan native tae Japan, the far east o Roushie on Sakhalin, an in Korea on the island o Ulleungdo.[2][3][4]

It is a smaa tae medium-sized deciduous tree growin tae 7–10 m (rarely tae 18 m) tall wi a roonded crown an brounochie tae siller-grey baurk. The leafs is 20–30 cm lang, pinnate wi atween 11-17 leaflet 4–7 cm lang an 1–2.5 cm broad, wi an acuminate apex an serratit margins; they change tae a deep purpie or reid in hairst. The flouers are 6–10 mm diameter, wi five white petals an 20 yellaichie-white stamens; they are produced in corymbs 9–15 cm diametre in late ware tae early simmer. The fruit is a bricht orange tae reid pome 7–8 mm diameter, maturin in hairst.[3][4][5]

Plants frae Hokkaidō, the Kuril Islands an Sakhalin is whiles distinguished as Sorbus commixta var. sachalinensis, wi lairger leaflets up tae 9 cm lang.[4]

Cultivation an uises[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ootwi o its native range, it is grown as an ornamental tree in Europe an North Americae, hardy in zones 5-9. It grows best in moist, weel-drained soil, in fou sun. A nummer o cultivars hae been selectit, the maist popular bein 'Embley' (wi fastigiate branchin) an 'Serotina' (flouerin later in early simmer).[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. McAllister, H.A. 2005. The genus Sorbus: Mountain Ash and other Rowans . Kew Publishing.
  2. Germplasm Resources Information Network: Sorbus commixta Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. a b Okayama University of Science: Sorbus commixta Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese; google translation)
  4. a b c d Rushforth, K. (1999). Trees of Britain and Europe. Collins ISBN 0-00-220013-9.
  5. Kanagawa Plants: Sorbus commixta (in Japanese; google translation)