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Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan/Mountain Ash) – Bareroot

£1.00£5.95

Sorbus aucuparia, Rowan, Mountain Ash.
Our native rowan makes a beautiful small tree with its pinnate leaves and red berries that are preceded by white flowers in spring. Often seen in the uplands of Wales and Scotland, it

Minimum order of 25 whips.

Description

Sorbus aucuparia, commonly known as mountain ash, is a deciduous tree celebrated for its ornamental qualities and ecological significance. In spring, the tree graces the landscape with delicate clusters of creamy-white flowers that adorn its branches, creating a picturesque scene. These blossoms not only contribute to the tree’s aesthetic appeal but also serve as a crucial food source for pollinators like bees and butterflies. As the seasons progress, the flowers give way to vibrant clusters of small, scarlet berries, adding a burst of color to the tree. The berries are a valuable resource for wildlife, attracting birds like thrushes and waxwings. Beyond its visual allure, the mountain ash plays a vital role in supporting biodiversity, making it a cherished and environmentally valuable species in various ecosystems.

Please see our GUIDE TO PLANTING HEDGES for more info.

Additional information

Preferred Aspect

North-facing;East-facing;West-facing;South-facing

Position

Full sun;Partial shade

Soil Type

Loam;Sand

Exposure

Sheltered;Exposed

Flowering Time

Spring

Foliage

Deciduous

Pruning Time

Autumn;Early Winter

Ultimate Height

12+ metres

Ultimate Spread

8 metres

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