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Sorbopyrus species - .

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A bi-generic hybrid of garden origin.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sorbopyrus species


Sorbopyrus species

 

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Physical Characteristics

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Sorbopyrus species is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in leaf from May to November, in flower in April, and the seeds ripen in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[183].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in a well-drained moisture-retentive soil in an open sunny position[200]. Succeeds in light shade but fruits less well in such a position. This species is a bi-generic hybrid of garden origin between a Sorbus species and Pyrus communis[183].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in late winter. The plant produces very little fertile seed, and this does not breed true[200], though some interesting plants might be produced[K]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Grafting is the best method of propagating this plant. This is best carried out in early spring, though budding can be carried out in the summer.

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Weed Potential

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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