A picture of a Rowan

Rowan

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal'

Also known as

Rowan tree, Mountain ash, Common mountain ash

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

10m

8m

Min

5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Rowan Overview

This is a vigorous tree with an abundance of separate flowers and fern-like leaves. The flowers are produced in late spring and mid summer. In the summer, you will find colourful foliage along with decorative scarlet berries in early autumn. The small white flowers are formed in loose clusters, which are followed by orange red fruit in large clusters in the autumn.

How to propagate Rowan

Budding

You can propagate by softwood cuttings or budding in summer.

Cuttings

Other uses of Rowan

Shade, ornamental, foliage, hedging, specimen. Spring/Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.