This stunning whitebeam trees’ foliage arrives later than its smaller counterpart Sorbus aria ‘Lutescens’. As the spring and summer progresses the leaves become a more distinct silver grey on the underside and green on the surface.
To the benefit of the bees and other pollinators, clusters of creamy white flowers appear in April and May, followed by bright orange-red fruit in autumn, when the leaves turn a golden brown before falling.
Interestingly, this tree loses its leaves much later than Sorbus aria ‘Lutescens’, so if planting in an avenue we recommend mixing ‘Lutescens’ and ‘Magnifica’ to get the most from these two trees.
As a young tree, this tree is fairly upright in habit, developing a rounded and compact shape at maturity, it requires little maintenance and will thrive on all soils, including chalky ones.
This medium tree is a wonderful choice of tree for planting as a feature specimen in gardens, offering a host of year-round ornamental qualities. The regular and compact shape of the crown also make it a good candidate for avenue planting.
If you live in an area prone to rabbits or deer then we recommend rabbit guards for these trees.
This tree is a super choice for wildlife.
Mature height: 7-12m