80 - 120cm Sorbus aucuparia |Rowan/Mountain Ash | Bare Root Hedging
Gorgeous serrated leaves, excellent autumn colour and long-lasting berries define this British classic
Sorbus Aucuparia is notorious for its beautiful foliage of green, thin compound leaves supplemented in the summer and autumn by a profusion of jewel-like ruby-red berries. Native to the UK the 'Rowan Tree' has caught the hearts and minds of people across Britain for millennia allegedly guarding homes against evil spirits.
The traditional rowan, also known as 'Mountain Ash', is a fast growing and incredibly popular tree native to the UK. It's popularity is well merited as it produces an unrivalled autumn display of brilliant red berries which add colour to your garden late into winter where it is often needed.
It's leaves are also beautiful in their own right with a unique shape and vibrant green colour which provide a great contrast to the berries when their paths cross in early autumn.It's hardiness and ability to thrive in almost any soil make it an easy, quick option for those after an ornamental focal piece sooner, rather than later. A bushy tree, the Rowan will be alive with birds and other wildlife all year round, so pack up the bird table, this tree is all you will need.
- Supplied As: Bare root
- Height on Arrival: 80 -120cm
- Features: Pinnate leaves, attractive berries, autumn colour, winter interest
- Habit: Bushy
- Deciduous?: Yes
Your hedging plant will be sent directly from our trusted grower. This means that you'll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs and trees, and will do so until hours before they are packed.
Rowan trees are easy to grow. This plant'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.
- Please note, as part of protecting our treasured wildlife, always check for birds nests and other animals that may be in your hedge before you prune.
The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.
Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Type||Deciduous Hedging, Hedging Plants|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|