Rowan - Sheerwater Seedling

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Misc RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Yellow/Gold
Type Native
Also Good Autumn Colour, Berries
Flowering May

Sorbus aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
1/2 std Bareroot Out of Stock £33.00Out of Stock£28.92Out of Stock£26.28
6/8 std Bareroot Out of Stock £59.88Out of Stock£57.48Out of Stock£51.48
8/10 std Bareroot Out of Stock £88.80Out of Stock£80.40Out of Stock£67.20
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Sorbus Sheerwater Seedling Trees

Sorbus aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling is a small native Rowan that is ideal for the smaller garden.
Sorbus aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling trees can reach a height of about 9 metres.
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy native Mountain Ash saplings here.
Browse all of our other varieties of Rowan / Mountain Ash trees for sale.

How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

General description of Sorbus aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling trees:

Sheerwater Seedling is one of the smallest Rowan trees, naturally forming a neat oval crown without pruning. These deciduous trees are vigorous, quite shade tolerant and hardy with a long season of decorative value.
Clumps of small white flowers that look furry from a distance appear in May; bees love them. By late summer, these develop into large bunches of brilliant red/orange berries which become a major food source for birds, especially blackbirds and thrushes.

Sheerwater Seedling has an excellent autumn finale. By October, the leaves are turning into a rich mass of colour with the shiny berries drawing all of the greens, yellows and blazing reds into one visual feast.
Rowans are very pollution resistant thanks to their reliance on symbiotic fungi to supply minerals to their roots. These subterranean partners also act as a barrier to prevent the tree's roots from absorbing harmful compounds.
All of these qualities make Sheerwater Seedling very popular with owners of small town gardens.

If the birds don't get them first, humans can cook and eat the berries, although we would recommend the Edulis variety for its sweeter fruit if you plan to add Rowan berry jelly to your menu of regular garden produce.

History & uses of Sorbus Sheerwater Seedling :

Rowans are native to Britain and northern Europe. They were revered by ancient Scottish tribes, who called the rowan the Lady of the Mountain and it was taboo to cut them down for firewood. This was out of both awe and practical concerns: they can grow on barren, rocky mountain peaks where no other British trees will survive and the berries were an essential source of vitamin C. Some historians believe that the red lines on a kilt symbolise Rowan berries.

  • Small box

    (Orders containing only bulbs, seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


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

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