50 years to reach maturity
This is a branched tree which can grow about 9m tall. You will find large sticky crimson buds appear in the winter. The leaves have serrated leaflets which are red in colour in the autumn. The flowerheads are 15cm across and are followed by large, round clusters of small, scarlet fruit.
Common problems with Rowan
How to propagate Rowan
You can propagate by softwood cuttings or budding in summer, by stratified seed in autumn.
Grafting in winter.
Other uses of Rowan
Grown for their foliage, small, 5 petalled flowers, attractive fruits and in some species, autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.