Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
The Rowan, or Mountain Ash, prefers cool conditions and any soil other than heavy clay and calcareous. They have all year round interest; like Crab Apples, another small hardy tree, they have pretty blossom (in their case in June) and large bunches of red berries, which are eaten by birds like Chaffinches and small mammals and can be used for a jelly to go with roast meat. Try this Rowan and Rosemary jelly recipe. Rowan foliage turns nicely in the autumn.
Rowans often used to be planted close to houses to protect them against witches and now as small, tolerant and striking trees they are often planted along streets, although they will do equally well half way up a mountain!
Provenance certificates are available on request for the smaller sized Rowan trees, which are from the Southwest of England.
Suppliers: Perrie Hale Forest Nursery and R.V.Roger (standards)
50% of our profit on sales of Mountain Ash trees is donated to The Tree Council
Please note that standard sizes relate to tree girths in cm. See our planting and size guide for details and tips on planting. Our Rowan trees are bare root, and are consequently available for delivery from November until March. During the lifting season there may be up to two week?s delay between placing the order and dispatching, due to weather conditions or pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence. Orders for Rowan trees placed between March and September are confirmed in October ready for dispatch from November.