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Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Rowan or Mountain Ash as it's sometimes known is one of Britain's most popular small native deciduous trees. Within British folklore, it is said to give protection against witchcraft and spells.

The size of each plant is between 15 – 50cm in height from the root plug.

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  • Product Description

    The Rowan tree is a slim tree with graceful, upward-facing branches and smooth grey bark. This tree grows happily in lowland heath and pasture as well as on an exposed slope.

    Rowan features fern-like leaves that turn a gorgeous burnt red in the autumn, along with silvery-brown bark.  Its thin shape makes it an ideal specimen tree for a garden.  Yields beautiful red berries, and in the autumn, the leaves take on a striking orange hue.

    Rowan is able to grow in altitude. The Rowan tree was even hanged outside homes to ward off evil, according to ancient legend, which also claims that it provides assistance and protection against enchantment.

    They are a great tree for smaller gardens. Bees love its blooms, and small birds rely heavily on their berries for sustenance during the autumn season. If you desire some seclusion or to cover an unsightly building from your neighbours, they make excellent screening trees.


    Tree Attributes

    • Can grow up to 17 metres 
    • Can grow 20-40 cm each year
    • Acts as a magnet for bees and birds 
    • Frost resilient 
    • Can be planted on both exposed and sheltered areas
    • Thrives in acidic well drained soil
  • Our Commitment

    Our trees are planted, grown and cared for on site. This means, once the seeds are delivered to us we plant them, establish them in our polytunnels and then harden them off. The trees you are delivered have been with us since seed and we look after them until the moment they leave.

    Every tree is handpicked and packaged with the utmost care and attention to ensure your trees are delivered fighting fit to help against climate change. 

    For more information, please visit the About Us page

  • Deliveries

    All postage and packaging charges for products delivered to the Mainland UK are included within the price. Additional charges apply for Northern Ireland, The Highlands & Scottish Isles, The Channel Islands, Scilly Isles & Isle of Man when ordering more than 8 trees.

    As a guide, orders for 8 plants or more will be sent via a courier, 8 plants or fewer will be sent by Royal Mail.

    For more information, please visit the Delivery page

  • Refunds

    Your happiness is our business and that is why we individually check every single tree that we send out. If you have a concern about your tree, please get in touch with us within 7 days so that we can diagnose the issue. Very rarely, we might ask you to send the tree back to us in secure packaging to help us identify the issue but often we can identify the issue with photographs.

    For more information, please visit the Refunds page

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