Edulis Rowan, Large Trees

General Info Culinary, Edible Fruit / Nuts, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour White/Cream
Fruiting Late Season
Type Native
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Berries
Flowering May

Sorbus aucuparia Edulis (Standard)

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SIZES 1-3 4-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£89.94Available to order - delivery from November£84.96Available to order - delivery from November£79.98
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Sorbus aucuparia Edulis: Bareroot Rowan Trees in Standard Sizes

Edulis is a Czech cultivar of our native Rowan tree. It is a medium-sized, deciduous tree with vigorous, slender and fairly upright growth that is easy to keep neat and tidy.
Fluffy clumps of little white flowers appear in May. These develop into red berries, which are just as popular with birds as they are with people. All Rowans have edible berries, once they have been cooked, and Edulis has among the best fruit for human consumption of any cultivar and far superior to a wild tree, whether you are making jelly, jam or wine. A popular choice for a working fruit and vegetable garden.

Rowans are famous for their autumn colour. The leaves begin to change to glowing orange, red and yellow embers at their own pace, with some green leaves remaining into mid-autumn. The clusters of cherry red berries are a great decorative feature from mid-summer, and all the elements reach a crescendo around the beginning of October.
It can reach a height of about 10 metres.

Browse our other varieties of Rowan and Mountain Ash.

Delivery season: Rowan trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).


  • Height: 10m
  • Soil: Any well drained
  • Use: Specimen, small garden, large container, avenue, urban
  • Colour: White flowers, red berries
  • Best rowan for cooking & brewing with
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Edulis Rowans

Any well drained soil. Suitable for large containers designed for trees. Full sun is necessary for good crops, otherwise partial shade is fine. Tolerant of pollution.
Edulis can be found growing high up on windswept mountains. Perhaps it's for this reason that they have sweeter fruit: to give the birds that spread their seeds an incentive to fly up to them.

Top Tip: The secret to success with Rowan berries is to freeze them before you use them.

Did You Know?

This Czechoslovakian variety was first recorded in 1810, became commercially popular in what is now Germany and Austria, and may have been grown in the UK since 1887, or the turn of the century at the latest. It is also known as the Moravica (Moravia is one of three historical Czech regions, along with Czech Silesia and Bohemia) or Dulcis (sweet) Rowan.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

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    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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