Mountain Ash / Rowan Sapling Trees

General Info Wildlife Value
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Type Native, Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour
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SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
150/175 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £7.08Out of Stock£5.66Out of Stock£4.96Out of Stock£4.60Out of Stock£4.25
40/60 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £1.80Out of Stock£1.02Out of Stock£0.84Out of Stock£0.78Out of Stock£0.54
60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £4.08Out of Stock£3.12Out of Stock£2.76Out of Stock£2.40Out of Stock£2.28
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK

£4.74

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Sorbus Aucuparia Saplings

Sorbus aucuparia is known as the Mountain Ash Tree 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 but 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. Alternatively, see our selection of native hedging plants or view our full range of hedging.

Bareroot saplings are only delivered during winter (Oct-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.

Did You Know?

Aucuparia is a Latin word related to catching birds, indicating that bird catchers would use this tree's berries to lure their prey.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    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.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    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)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

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

    £75.00

    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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