Sorbus x hostii

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Sorbus x hostii Hedl.

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: pome

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Inflorescence: cymose corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Sorbus x hostii is a shrub.

Naming

Taxonomy

Sorbus x hostii is a species in the genus Sorbus which contains approximately 99 to 207 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The comparatively slow-growing and short-lived shrubs reach heights of 3 to 6 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Sorbus x hostii is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic, serrulate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Sorbus x hostii produces cymose corymbs of pink five-stellate flowers in May.

The shrubs carry ornamental orange pomes.

Root System

Distribution

Sorbus x hostii is native to Austria, Slovakia, the Alps and the northern part of the Carpathian Mountains.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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