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Sorbus hupehensis Trees - Large Standards - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
Sorbus hupehensis, Chinese Mountain Ash, is a variety of rowan with excellent autumn colour and white berries.
Sorbus hupehensis trees can reach a height of about 10 metres.
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy wild, 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 hupehensis trees:
Sorbus hupehensis can be distinguished from native Rowans by its leaves. These have the typical pinnate form of any Rowan but each opposing leaflet is oval, rather than pointed, has small serrations on the end and is deep green with a slightly blue tone.
Abundant corymbs of simple, small white flowers appear in June and are made more vivid when viewed from a distance by their background of dark leaves. While it is pretty during summer, Chinese Mountain Ash's moment of glory comes in autumn, when the leaves drop their sombre disguise and burst into lucid red flames. By that time, the little flowers have matured into white berries that are often washed with a splash of pale pink. The fruit only become tasty to birds after they have been chilled a few times by frost, which means that they will stick around long after all the leaves have fallen - the bare tree, hung with delicate bunches of rosy pearls is a beautiful and exotic sight.
Although Chinese Rowan is very vigorous, it has an upright, almost column shaped canopy.
History & uses of Chinese Mountain Ash:
This tree has won a couple of awards from the RHS, including one for outstanding excellence on display - we would bet that the prize was given during autumn. Unlike the berries of other types of mountain ash, these berries aren't good for humans to eat - something that hungry birds in winter are sure to be grateful for. We have the adventurous Ernest "Chinese" Wilson to thank for bringing this Rowan (along with so many other plants) to Britain at the turn of the last century. In this case, he found it in Hubei province (spelt Hupeh in his day) in central China.
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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.
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