Sorbus aucuparia Asplenifolia
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Upright
- Fruit colour: Orange / Red
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.
Asplenifolia trees for sale
1-year Asplenifolia tree - bare root
2-year Asplenifolia tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
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.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
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).
- Attractive features:
Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Site conditions:
Coastal site Occasional flooding
- Useful for:
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Flowering month:
- Flower colour:
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Fruit colour:
Orange / Red
- Annual cycle:
- Fruit persistence:
Attractive to birds
How to choose a Rowan or Whitebeam tree
We have a very wide range of Sorbus (rowan and whitebeam) trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different berry and leaf colours might help narrow down the selection.