Early to leaf out; Sorbus caloneura is at its best as the winter buds burst and the fresh foliage expands.
This wide branched small tree has deeply veined foliage, bronze brown from a distance. Closer to; the red shades are more in evidence. Towards the tip the leaves are serrated. As maturity approaches the colour turns to green and the tree merges into the landscape. Enjoy this plant at an early stage of development.
Held within the expanding vegetation are the flowers cupped by the expanding leaves. The bud soon develops and a mass of individual small white flowers make up the inflorescence.
A native of Hubei Province in China where it grows as part of the forest cover in mountain regions at 600 – 1200 metres.