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Kashmir rowan

The Kashmir rowan comes from Kashmir and areas near the Himalayas, and is distinctly different from many other rowan species.

It has delicate dark green feathered leaves with grey-green undersides. The leaves turn orange and gold in the autumn.

In late spring it produces tiny pink flowers, which are attractive to birds. The flowers of this species are larger and far more impressive than the small plain white flowers of most rowans.

The fruitlets are long-lived, larger than is usual for rowans, and creamy-white in colour. These persist on the tree into early winter. The leaves fall in early autumn (earlier than in many other rowan species)

Overall, an excellent tree for the smaller garden.

Kashmir rowan rowan trees for sale

  • 12-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £54.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
You can pre-order now for delivery from early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

All rowans are hardy but this one of the hardier species. It is more drought-tolerant than other rowan species.

It is one of the more compact rowans, and a good choice for smaller gardens - in the wild it tends to become a multi-stemmed bush.


The species Sorbus cashmiriana was recently split into two, forming a new species, Sorbus rosea. The main distinction is that the original species tends to have marble-white berries, whereas the new species groups varieties with pink hues. However both species are have relatively large pink-flushed flowers (most rowans have plain white flowers) and both have a relatively spreading habit (most rowans are upright).

Kashmir rowan characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreenGrey-green
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Gold
  • Fruit colourWhite
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Rosiness
    Sorbus rosea
    A small rowan tree with white-pink flowers and cascades of pink berries.

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.

Sorbus Cashmiriana

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.