Rowan Hedge Plants Description
Rowan flowers from May/June with creamy white clusters of flowers which can have as many as 250 flowers in swathes up to 15cm across featuring a strong, sweet scent. These become the brilliant orange-red berries for which this small tree is most known, appearing from August/September and ripening in October/November, as the leaf colour is changing to orange/red before being shed.
The abundant autumn berries are highly popular with birds who enjoy the juicy berries as a food source when the weather turns colder. For more information about bird-friendly hedging, read our blog on attracting birds to your hedge.
Not only are Rowan berries fantastic for birds, they are edible berries for us also and can make delicious jams and jellys. For more edible treats, see our full range of edible hedging, which features lots of different flowers and fruits that have culinary and even health-boosting properties!
We also sell many other hedging varieties that have berries
, as well as a range of flowering hedging
Enjoy these characteristics and plenty more when you combine Rowan with a selection of our other wonderful native hedge plants. The collection of attributes in a mixed native feature makes a beautiful hedge with interest for every season.
Rowan is also available to buy from Hedges Direct as a tree. The Common Mountain Ash Tree (Sorbus aucuparia) is just one of the lovely trees featured in our beautiful Ornamental Trees range.
*Please note that in accordance with DEFRA regulations, we are unable to dispatch this species to anywhere outside of the UK Mainland.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Rowan is a species that needs to be trimmed when the plant enters dormancy in late autumn or early winter. If trimmed during its growing period, Rowan can bleed a white sap and it can become susceptible to disease as a result. However, if there is dead wood, it can be trimmed back to the live growth at any time.
We'd definitely recommend trimming a Rowan hedge back each year rather than leaving it to completely informal growth, in order to keep a strong and established framework, as the abundant berry clusters it produces in late summer can lie heavy on the branches, causing longer branches to droop.
By trmming back the dead wood and tidying up the hedge in the late autumn or early winter, it readies the plant for the spring encouraging healthy and strong new growth and leading to better blossom and berry production in the year ahead.
Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Standard Boxes (Bare roots up to 1.2m tall and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Tall Boxes (Bare roots 1.2m and over)||£14.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
|Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)||£450.00 delivery charge (orders up to £1500 incl VAT)||Orders of £1500 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.).
Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.
It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time).
It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care.
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.
Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee
Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
Nominated Day Delivery
Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.
For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.
Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.
Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:- Cell Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Hedging Screens- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)- Turf
To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the 3 week window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.