Sorbus aucuparia Ember Glow

Ember Glow
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Fruit colour: Red

Ember Glow is a particularly attractive Mountain Ash, on account of its bluish-green leaves which change to reds and oranges in the autumn.

The fruits persist well into winter, and retain their red colour.

Ember Glow was developed at Liverpool Univesity Botanic Gardens.

Ember Glow trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year Ember Glow tree - bare root
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
2-year Ember Glow tree - in a 7L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years

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 Ember Glow

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

Ember Glow is less vigorous than some Rowans, and grows with a pleasing upright habit.

Ember Glow characteristics


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


  • Flowering month: May June
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Grey-green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous


  • 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.

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