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Rowan

Legend has it that these trees protect against evil spirits.
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£6.95

Rowan

Sorbus aucuparia

Rowan has silvery-brown bark and fern-like leaves which turn a lovely burnt red in autumn. In spring you’ll find clusters of creamy-white flowers then followed by orange-red berries in autumn. It’s slim so makes a perfect garden specimen tree. Rowan can grow at altitude hence its other common name, mountain ash. It is long foretold in folklore that the Rowan tree gives aid and protection against enchantment and was even hung outside houses to protect against evil.

Please be aware that our rowan saplings are small but perfectly formed. They’re around 10cm in height and with time and care will flourish into beautiful rowan trees. 

Estimate full grown height: 8-15 metres, growing an estimated 20-40cm each year.

Value to wildlife: The leaves are eaten by caterpillars of moths, including the larger Welsh wave and autumn green carpet. Flowers provide pollen and nectar for bees and other pollinating insects, while the berries are a rich source of autumn food for birds, especially blackbird, thrushes, redstart and redwing.

Preferred soil type or environmental conditions: A hardy species and will grow in most soils but prefers light, well-drained, humus-rich soil. It’s ideal as a specimen tree.

UK sourced and grown: Every sapling that we provide is UK sourced and grown to minimise the risk of importing and spreading tree pests and diseases. Seeds are collected and stored in the UK, and they are all coded and batched so that we can track each individual tree.

Learn more about this species on our rowan profile.

Rowan

Sorbus aucuparia

Rowan has silvery-brown bark and fern-like leaves which turn a lovely burnt red in autumn. In spring you’ll find clusters of creamy-white flowers then followed by orange-red berries in autumn. It’s slim so makes a perfect garden specimen tree. Rowan can grow at altitude hence its other common name, mountain ash. It is long foretold in folklore that the Rowan tree gives aid and protection against enchantment and was even hung outside houses to protect against evil.

Please be aware that our rowan saplings are small but perfectly formed. They’re around 10cm in height and with time and care will flourish into beautiful rowan trees. 

Estimate full grown height: 8-15 metres, growing an estimated 20-40cm each year.

Value to wildlife: The leaves are eaten by caterpillars of moths, including the larger Welsh wave and autumn green carpet. Flowers provide pollen and nectar for bees and other pollinating insects, while the berries are a rich source of autumn food for birds, especially blackbird, thrushes, redstart and redwing.

Preferred soil type or environmental conditions: A hardy species and will grow in most soils but prefers light, well-drained, humus-rich soil. It’s ideal as a specimen tree.

UK sourced and grown: Every sapling that we provide is UK sourced and grown to minimise the risk of importing and spreading tree pests and diseases. Seeds are collected and stored in the UK, and they are all coded and batched so that we can track each individual tree.

Learn more about this species on our rowan profile.

Planting information: As a rough guide, trees are usually planted at around 2m intervals but please take into account the final size of the tree and be aware of buildings, services and other plants nearby to ensure that damage cannot occur from the roots and canopy as the tree grows.

Oct-Feb - This is the best time of year for planting trees and your sapling is dormant, as long as it is kept free from frost and wind as well as being kept moist and in light conditions then it will last a few weeks before planting.

Mar-Sept - Your sapling is growing fast and will need planting as soon as possible. Planting it immediately will ensure it does not dry out, lose nutrients etc.

On-going care requirements: Once planted, your tree will need some care and attention for a few years; this will mainly be weeding around the base to reduce the competition for nutrients and ensuring your tree has enough water. For more information about caring for your trees, click here.

Delivery information: Free delivery is available for all tree orders but please allow up to 7-10 days for your delivery to arrive. You will receive a cell grown sapling, ranging from approximately 15cm-60cm in height. Please be aware that depending upon the time of year you receive your sapling (particularly early spring) it may not look very perky upon arrival, please do not worry once it has been planted it should pick up quickly. 

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