Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Medium

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Medium

Sorbus aucuparia, commonly known as the Mountain Ash or Rowan, is a deciduous tree celebrated for its ornamental beauty, hardiness and cultural significance. It is native to the UK and fast-growing at first.

Although the tree typically forms a symmetrical, upright crown, it tends to be variable in habit, ideal for informal/ naturalised planting. For more formal situations, specify: Sorbus aucuparia Streetwise, Sorbus aucuparia Cardinal Royal, or Sorbus aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling.

Leaves are imparipinnate and a medium green colour. These transition to a strong yellow-orange and brick red come autumn, before falling in winter. In late spring to early summer, Sorbus aucuparia produces clusters of white flowers arranged in corymbs. These attract pollinators and add a charming touch of the tree’s overall aesthetic. Following the flowering period, the tree develops large clusters of bright red fruits.

 

 

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Size

Small/Medium

8m high x 4m wide after 25 years

Environment

Best for informal planting, but also a great carpark tree.

Canopy

Typically forms a symmetrical, upright crown, but it tends to be variable in habit.

Foliage

Imparipinnate and a medium green colour. These transition to a strong yellow-orange and brick red come autumn. Fall in winter.

Bark

Grey, smooth bark that flakes as it matures.

Flowers

Clusters of white flowers arranged in corymbs.

Fruit

Orange-red berries.

Resilience

Will grow on pool soil, including soil that is dry and waterlogged. Tolerant of frost and wind.

Wildlife

Flowers are valuable for bees and butterflies and berries make a great food source for birds.

Available As:

Semi-Mature, Multi-stem

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