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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.

Sorbus

Chinese Lace rowan trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £47.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

Chinese Lace characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering month:MayJune
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Bronze / Purple
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Fruit colour:Red
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Site conditions:Coastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Identification

    • Annual cycle:Deciduous
  • Using

    • Wildlife:Attractive to birds
    • Fruit persistence:Persistent

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.

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.