Sorbus aucuparia Asplenifolia

Asplenifolia rowan berries
  • 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

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Asplenifolia tree - bare root
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£23.95
Out of stock
2-year Asplenifolia tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£47.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


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.

Sorbus Asplenifolia


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).

Asplenifolia characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Coastal site Occasional flooding
  • Useful for: Open spaces
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Flowering month: May June
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Fruit persistence: Persistent
  • Wildlife: 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.