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Asplenifolia

Asplenifolia rowan berries

Asplenifolia is a form of the native Rowan or Mountain Ash. The leaves are more highly feathered than other forms, and it is sometimes known as the Cut-leaf Rowan. It also grows with a somewhat more upright shape than other Rowans.

The berries are the classic rowan orange / red, and can be used making rowan jelly (similar to crab-apple jelly) - or simply feeding the birds.

Sorbus aucuparia

Asplenifolia rowan trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £47.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Asplenifolia shares all the characteristics of its species - easy to grow, and a reliable choice if you have an exposed site or difficult soil conditions (including acidic soils).

Asplenifolia characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Autumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering month:MayJune
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Fruit colour:Orange / Red
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Average
    • Site conditions:Coastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Identification

    • Annual cycle:Deciduous
  • Using

    • Wildlife:Attractive to birds
    • Fruit persistence:Persistent

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Sorbus Asplenifolia

How to choose a Rowan or Whitebeam tree

We list more than 50 Sorbus (rowan and whitebeam) trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different berry and leaf colours might help narrow down the selection.