Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Whitebeam North Fife

Whitebeam flowers in my garden hedge, Flisk North Fife. Sorbus aria (syn. Aria nivea), the Whitebeam or Common Whitebeam is a deciduous tree, compact and domed, with few upswept branches; it generally favours dry limestone and chalk soils. The hermaphrodite cream-white flowers appear in May, are insect pollinated, and go on to produce scarlet berries, which are often eaten by birds.

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