Sorbus aucuparia Plants - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
Sorbus aucuparia is known as the Mountain Ash or Rowan Tree. It is a hardy native plant that thrives on any soil except chalk. Sorbus aucuparia is not suitable for a clipped hedge. It can be grown as a screening tree up to about 15 metres high. The plants on this page are young saplings. You can also buy larger Sorbus aucuparia trees here. Browse all of our other varieties of Rowan / Mountain Ash trees for sale.
Sorbus aucuparia saplings are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
Choosing a size: When you are ordering a large quantity of Sorbus aucuparia for a big planting project, we suggest that you buy the smaller, 60/80cms tall plants. They are cheaper than large plants, easier to handle and more likely to cope well with poor conditions. All of our young trees and shrubs are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
General description of Rowan Trees: Rowan trees, called Mountain Ash in some parts, are a small to medium sized, deciduous native. Not quite a hedge plant, it is a good tree for taller screening. It produces white flowers in June followed by large bunches of red berries that are very popular with birds. In autumn the foliage turns a warm mixture of yellows, reds and pale browns. Rowan is a very hardy tree that will grow on exposed hillsides with poor, rocky soil. However, it is shaped easily by the wind. Rowan trees in sheltered sites can top 15 metres in height, but trees on wind blasted slopes will become twisted, shrubby looking plants.
History & uses of Rowan Trees: Aucuparia is a Latin word related to catching birds, indicating that bird catchers would use this tree's berries to lure their prey.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order. Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest. You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.