A picture of a Rowan

Rowan

Sorbus 'Chinese Lace'

Also known as

Rowan tree, Mountain ash

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Rowan 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

How to propagate Rowan

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

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