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Chinese Lace

Chinese Lace rowan

Chinese Lace is an attractive small rowan with a neat upright form. It features plain white flowers in early summer, which quickly turn into long-lasting coral-red berries.

The leaves are a clean mid-green colour through the summer, but turn coppery-red in late autumn.

Chinese Lace is also notable for the deeply cut pinnate shape of its leaves - each leaflet appears almost independent. This creates a distinctly lace-like feathered appearance when viewed from a distance.

Chinese Lace rowan trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £42.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 32-year pot-grown tree £47.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Deliveries from January 2021 (where items shown in stock).


Chinese Lace characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMayJune
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
  • Fruit colourRed
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Asplenifolia
    Sorbus aucuparia
    Asplenifolia
    The Cut-leaf Rowan, an excellent form of the native Mountain Ash, orange-red berries, and highly feathered leaves.

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 Chinese Lace

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.