A picture of a Rowan tree

Rowan tree

Sorbus 'Autumn Spire'

Also known as

Mountain ash

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Rowan tree Overview

This genus is made up of 100 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from cool-climate regions of the northern hemisphere. They are grown for their foliage, timber and decorative fruits. They have pinnate leaves which may be whole or divided into leaflets. The flowers are in clusters of small, creamy white flowers.

Common problems with Rowan tree

How to propagate Rowan tree

Budding

You can propagate by softwood cuttings or budding in summer, by stratified seed in autumn.

Cuttings

Seed

Grafting

Grafting in winter.

Other uses of Rowan tree

Grown for their foliage, small, 5 petalled flowers, attractive fruits and in some species, autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.