4ft Rowan Tree | Bare Root | Sorbus aucuparia / Mountain Ash

Code: TR0507BR
4ft Rowan Tree | Bare Root | Sorbus aucuparia / Mountain Ash
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4ft Rowan Tree | Bare Root | Sorbus aucuparia / Mountain Ash

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 a 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.

Variety Information

Habit Bushy
Flower Colour White
Foliage Colour Green (Summer), Orange/Yellow (Autumn)
Berry Colour Red
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.1.2m (4ft)
Age 2 Years with 4 Year Rootstock
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 15m x 8m (50 x 25ft)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Supplied By Price Link Image
Bare Root 1.2m Bare Root Primrose-Supplied Tree
RRP £24.99  £14.99
PrimroseRRP £24.99  £14.99This Product
9L Pot 1.5m 9L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
RRP £39.99  £34.99
Primrose RRP £39.99  £34.99View Here
12L Pot 2.1m 12L Pot Frank P. Matthews-Supplied Tree
£59.99  £44.99
Frank P. Matthews £59.99  £44.99 View Here
18L Pot Full Standard 2.7m 18L Pot Full-Standard Primrose-Supplied Tree
£109.99
Primrose £109.99 View Here
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.

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Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"arrived in very good condition"

Reviewed Monday, 11 February 2019

Rating: 5/5

"Showing new growth already."

Reviewed Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent product, delivered swiftly"

Reviewed Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Fantastic, excellent great"

Reviewed Monday, 7 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"The trees came in good condition, they have been planted and seem to be doing well"

Reviewed Thursday, 3 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Really heathy tree. Already tons of new growth after on,y a couple of weeks"

Reviewed Monday, 30 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely healthy tree , in perfect condition"

Reviewed Saturday, 31 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Quick delivery but haven't opened them yet to use"

Reviewed Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy looking tree. Looking forward to spring time to see it's leaves."

Reviewed Thursday, 1 February 2018

Rating: 3/5

"I am not yet due to receive the tree and therefore I cannot comment accurately at this stage."

Reviewed Sunday, 17 September 2017

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