Rowan Tree - 9L Pot (Sorbus aucuparia)

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Rowan Tree - 9L Pot (Sorbus aucuparia)Rowan Tree - 9L Pot (Sorbus aucuparia)
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Rowan Tree - 9L Pot (Sorbus aucuparia)Rowan Tree - 9L Pot (Sorbus aucuparia)
Rowan Tree - 9L Pot (Sorbus aucuparia)

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.

Characteristics

  • Arrives in: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Approx. Growth Height: 12m
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Fruit Colour: Bright Red Berries
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Flowering Period: Autumn/ winter
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: Prefers sun
  • Soil Requirements: Fine in most soils
  • Moisture: Will do best in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Dont let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, youre going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 8m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Nice item.. exactly what I expected."

Reviewed Friday, 10 February 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Very good service,plant arrived well packed"

Reviewed Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Seems to have arrived in very good condition, adain will only know when/if it grows.
Well packaged.
"

Reviewed Thursday, 26 January 2017

Rating: 5/5

"great"

Reviewed Monday, 5 December 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Has taken to the soil like duck to water"

Reviewed Sunday, 14 August 2016

Rating: 5/5

"very healthy looking tree,and of a very good size!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Good healthy plant. Not as tall as I thought/hoped it would be. Still looks healthy at the moment. Fingers crossed!"

Reviewed Sunday, 28 June 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Tree arrived beautifully healthy and now she is planted up she is looking beautiful"

Reviewed Monday, 27 October 2014

Rating: 4/5

"Only just planted but looks good."

Reviewed Monday, 29 September 2014

Rating: 4/5

"Very prompt service. Very impressed"

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 April 2014

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