SORBUS

Commonly known as Rowan

Genus of about 100 species of deciduous trees and shrubs, widely distributed in the northern hemisphere.

Vast range of attractive cultivars, most suited to small to average gardens and ideal in woodland settings. Includes the natives Mountain ash, aucuparia, the Whitebeam, aria and Wild service, torminalis.

All are valued for leaf shape, flowers, berries and their benefit to insects and birds. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Tree
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for its ornamental leaves, large heads of flowers and berries which can be coloured white, yellow, orange, red or brown. Ideal specimen tree in a small garden. Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
    Place of origin
    Widely distributed in northern temperate regions
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Musk-scented, best appreciated from a distance.
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Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Sorbus - Growing Guide
Trees - Care Guide

Buy Varieties of SORBUS

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SORBUS americana

SORBUS americana

American mountain ash

(syn. Pyrus americanus) - small white flowers in spring followed by orange-red berries

 
£40.00 each 
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SORBUS aria 'Lutescens'

SORBUS aria 'Lutescens'

Whitebeam

upper surface of leaves covered by creamy while indumentum becoming grey-green later in summer

 
H/Std
£75.00 each 
SORBUS aucuparia

SORBUS aucuparia

Common mountain ash, Quicken tree, Rantry, Rowan

the widespread rowan.

 
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£75.00 each 
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SORBUS aucuparia 'Sheerwater Seedling'

SORBUS aucuparia 'Sheerwater Seedling'

Mountain ash, Rowan

a common street tree with a very upright but vigorous habit. Orange-red fruits

 
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£75.00 each 
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SORBUS 'Autumn Spire'

SORBUS 'Autumn Spire'

Rowan

compact columnar habit and yellow berries with a red centre

 
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£75.00 each 
SORBUS caloneura

SORBUS caloneura

Rowan

a rare species with bronze tinted young leaves and round brown fruits

 
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SORBUS carmesina 'Emberglow'

SORBUS carmesina 'Emberglow'

white flowers followed by dark red fruits, ageing to pink. Blue-green leaves.

 
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£75.00  
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SORBUS cashmiriana

SORBUS cashmiriana

Kashmir rowan

pink or white flowers and spherical white berries which are pink-tinged at first

 
H/Std
£75.00 each 
SORBUS 'Chinese Lace'

SORBUS 'Chinese Lace'

Rowan

upright tree with pinnate leaves. Small white flowers in late spring followed by orange-red berries

 
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£75.00 each 
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SORBUS commixta 'Embley'

SORBUS commixta 'Embley'

Chinese scarlet rowan

(Syn. Discolor) fine cut foliage, erect, bright red fruits and autumn colour

 
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£75.00 each 
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SORBUS 'Copper Kettle'

SORBUS 'Copper Kettle'

Rowan

a compact growing tree with good red and orange autumn leaves and coppery coloured fruit persisting into winter

 
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£40.00 each 
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£75.00 each 
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SORBUS folgneri 'Emiel'

SORBUS folgneri 'Emiel'

Rowan

this has proved to be a superb tree for its orange berries and autumn colour at Caerhays. Narrow light green leaves which are white underneath

 
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£35.00 each 
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£75.00 each 
SORBUS harrowiana

SORBUS harrowiana

Rowan

a rare species with very distinct pinnate leaves. Small flowers in feathered corymbs and pink or white fruits

 
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SORBUS hemsleyi 'John Bond'

SORBUS hemsleyi 'John Bond'

Whitebeam

columnar habit. White flowers followed by small brown fruits in autumn.

 
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£75.00  
SORBUS hupehensis

SORBUS hupehensis

Chinese rowan, Hubei rowan

white or white tinged pink fruits and glorious red autumn colour

 
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£75.00 each 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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