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Rowan Hedge or Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia

Rowan or Mountain Ash
Rowan or Mountain Ash (Sorbus Aucuparia) Berries and LeavesRowan or Mountain Ash (Sorbus Aucuparia) LeafRowan or Mountain Ash (Sorbus Aucuparia) BranchesRowan or Mountain Ash (Sorbus Aucuparia) Leaves

Rowan Hedge or Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia

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Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) is a great native hedge species that is a popular choice in mixed hedgingClick here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • White Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 5m
  • Has Berries
  • Planting Conditions: Sunny, partial shade, normal soil, sheltered or exposed, inland or coastal
  • Growth Rate: Average 20-40cm
  • Height: 1-4m

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Planting Density
Rowan 30/50cm Cell grown
5 to 7per metre
Rowan Cell grown 30/50cm x 50
5 to 7per metre
Rowan Cell grown 30/50cm x 100
5 to 7per metre
Rowan 40/60cm 2L pot
3 to 5per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

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.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll 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 you’re 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.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

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.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders 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 TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 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 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.)

IDelivery Time - Please note that due to high demand, current delivery is 14-28 days! (Some trees can be 10-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for info.)

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* 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.
Please note that our current delivery timescale is 14-28 days

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