• Deciduous
    Leaves are oblong-lance-shaped to elliptic, to 20cm (8in) long with up to 12 oblong-lance-shaped, sharply-toothed leaflets. Leaves turn red or yellow in autumn
  • White
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    7m (23ft)
  • Tree
    Broadly conical to rounded tree. Produces flowers in flat-topped clusters to 12cm (5in) across followed by bunches of orange-red berries.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Light, dappled shade.

SORBUS aucuparia

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Whip £25.00 each 
H/Std £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre


  • Additional Features
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    The native rowan. Attractive forms have been selected by nurseries over time and have been propagated by grafting. Wildlife plant - flies, bees and beetles are attracted to the flowers and birds to the berries.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, sawfly larva, canker, honey fungus, fireblight.
    Place of origin
    Europe, Asia
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
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
15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  7m (23ft)

Buy Varieties of SORBUS aucuparia

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

£65.00 each 

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