This classic tree native to the UK makes an ideal hedging variety. Widely grown for its flower, colourful fruit and foliage.
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- Flower Colour: white
- Foliage Colour: green, turning pale yellow in autumn
- Approx. Growth Height: higher than 12m (40ft)
- Flowering Period: spring
- Tolerance: exposure tolerant, frost resistant, drought tolerant
- Growing Habit: bushy
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Rate of Growth: medium
- Final Size if Untrimmed: medium sized tree
- Wildlife: attracts bees and other insects
- Arrives bare-root at a height of 60-80cm (2ft-2'8")
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: loam, sand, acidic, neutral
- Moisture: well-drained
- Planting Distance: 60cm (2ft)
Rowan can be planted from November to March, when the hedge is dormant. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant the hedge is clear and weed-free.
Caring and Maintenance
Should be pruned in winter, just after planting, and for two years after that. On planting, cut back leading shoots and side shoots by one-third, cutting to a well placed bud. Repeat this in the second winter to prevent straggly growth and thicken up the hedge base. Then trim every June after that.
Maintain at 90-180cm (3-6ft) or as taller hedges or screens.