SORBUS harrowiana

Commonly known as Rowan

Small flowers in large flattened corymbs followed by pink or pearly-white fruits
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves 20-30cm (8-12in) long with 2-4 pairs of leaflets 15-18cm (6-7in) and a long-stalked terminal leaflet
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Compact habit with stout, ascending branches. Large bunches of small fruits follow the flowers
  • Tree
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

SORBUS harrowiana

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Striking leaves. Collected by George Forrest in 1912
    Place of origin
    Myanmar, China (Yunnan)
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Tolerates all
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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