Sorbus aucuparia

rowan

10lt pot (1.5-1.8m)
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  • Position: full sun or lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: tolerates most soils but prefers slightly acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Flower colour: white
  • Other features: birds are fond of the berries
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Rounded tree with mid- to rich green leaves that turn deep red and yellow in autumn, especially after cool summers. Sprays of tiny white flowers cover the tree in late spring, followed by bunches of red berries in autumn. Berries are quickly eaten by birds making it ideal for a wild or woodland garden. This conical-shaped tree can also tolerate harsh conditions and is perfect for a small, urban garden.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.

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  • Q:

    I would dearly love to buy this tree in honour of my Mother, who loved Rowan trees. However, I am loathe to plant this permanently in the ground as I would hate to leave it behind should we ever move house. Would a tree like this survive in a large container?
    Asked on 4/29/2014 by lillichoux from Skipton

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      Hello,

      You could certainly grow it in a large container for a few years provided you make sure it is kept well fed and watered, but ultimately this tree will be happier planted in the ground.

      Answered on 4/30/2014 by helen from crocus
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    Planting information for Sorbus aucuparia

    Dear Sir. I recently received a Sorbus aucuparia from you as a Christmas present. What do I need to do when I plant it ? i.e. do I need to use compost or fertiliser ? Thanks Jonathan
    Asked on 1/16/2010 by Jonathan Harrop

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    • A:

      Hello Jonathan, You should wait until the soil is not frozen solid then incorporate lots of composted manure or ericaceous compost to enrich the soil. You should also spinkle in some bonemeal to encourage good rootgrowth. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 1/18/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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