5ft Commixta Embley Rowan Tree| Bare Root | 'Sorbus commixta Embley'

Code: TR0503
5ft Commixta Embley Rowan Tree| Bare Root | 'Sorbus commixta Embley'

Among the best autumn colour of any tree

This is a truly unique Rowan which produces incredible fluffy corymbs of creamy flowers in early summer which, along with their plentiful fruit in autumn, prove very popular with wildlife and birds in particular. It's foliage produces one of the most spectacular autumn displays of any tree turning an incredible vibrant scarlet red.

The autumn berries are a gorgeous orange colour which is slightly lighter than the more red Commixta but according to the wildlife, they're just as tasty.The tree has a more compact, neater habit than the standard Commixta and is slightly smaller in size so perfect for a more confined space.. Like most Rowans, this is a very robust tree which will thrive in most conditions but does prefer a bit of sun and like slightly acidic soils.

Variety Information

Habit Bushy
Flower Colour Cream
Foliage Colour Green, turning scarlet red in autumn
Berry Colour Bright Orange
Features Pinnate Leaves, Attractive Berries, Autumn Colour, Winter Interest

Size Information

Supplied As Bare Root
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.1.5m (5ft)
Age 2 Years with 4 Year Rootstock
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 7m x 6m (22 x 20ft)
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

We have developed an eco friendly polypot currently in use across our 9L range. The polypot uses less than 20% of the plastic compared with a normal pot and, unlike most garden center pots, is recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling to encourage a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

Rowan trees are easy to grow. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: Rowans can be found throughout the temperate regions of the world and many species are native to the UK, so the UK's winters will not damage your tree.
  • Position: Rowan trees benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will allow the tree to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.8/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Looks good & healthy, thank you."

Reviewed Thursday, 3 January 2019

Rating: 3/5

"Looks healthy but I won't really know if it's any good until a few months have passed!"

Reviewed Friday, 28 December 2018

Rating: 5/5

"In the bare root state it looked fine. It is heeled in until it will be planted in its final position.Only time will tell."

Reviewed Thursday, 20 December 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Having seen this tree in a neighbours garden, we wanted one!"

Reviewed Monday, 14 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Little tree seemed healthy with a good root system, so I am now awaiting spring's arrival and new leaves showing."

Reviewed Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Robust looking specimen, feel optimistic about its prospects"

Reviewed Friday, 9 February 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Plant looks to be of excellent quality with a well wrapped root ball. Some minor damage to leading shoot."

Reviewed Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Looks a nice healthy plant and will hopefully do well"

Reviewed Wednesday, 29 November 2017

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