Sorbus scalaris at Cathays Cemetery

Sorbus scalaris 0

Sorbus scalaris
mid May 2021

Sorbus scalaris 1

Sorbus scalaris
mid October 2021

Sorbus scalaris 2

Sorbus scalaris leaves beginning to show Autumn colour
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18070 78359
Common name Ladder-leaf rowan
Origin West China
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Map section Y
Height 5M April 2021
Girth 75cm @ 0.4M March 2021
Reference 660

This tree is at the south end, opposite Robert Street, the more northerly of two Sorbus scalaris trees.

Sorbus scalaris bark

Sorbus scalaris bark
late March 2021

Sorbus scalaris foliage1

Sorbus scalaris leaf
late March 2021

Sorbus scalaris bud1

Sorbus scalaris flower buds
mid May 2021

Sorbus scalaris leaf1

Sorbus scalaris leaves
mid May 2021

Sorbus scalaris flower1

Sorbus scalaris flowers & buds
mid May 2021

Sorbus scalaris fruit1

Sorbus scalaris fruit
late June 2021

Sorbus scalaris fruit2

Sorbus scalaris fruit
late June 2021

Sorbus scalaris leaf2

Sorbus scalaris underside of leaflets
early August 2021

Sorbus scalaris fruit3

Sorbus scalaris fruit
mid August 2021

Sorbus scalaris fruit4

Sorbus scalaris fruit
mid October 2021

Sorbus scalaris fruit5

Sorbus scalaris fruit
mid October 2021

General tree description

Sorbus scalaris is a small tree with wide spreading branches and an open shape. It has small, pinnate leaves up to 20cm long, with 21 to 33 close, narrow leaflets, toothed near their pointed tips. They emerge red-brown and become dark glossy green above, grey-white downy beneath, turning gold, red and purple in autumn. The fruits are small (6mm), in large, dense, red clusters.