Sorbus Leonard Messel

Leonard Messel leaves and fruitlets
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Fruit colour: Pink

Leonard Messel is an attractive small rowan tree. Its main feature is the clusters of bright pink berries in the autumn.

The leaves of Leonard Messel are highly feathered, and larger than most other rowans.

The tree grows with a tidy upright habit, but more spreading than most rowans.

Leonard Messel trees for sale

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

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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 Leonard Messel


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).

Leonard Messel characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Site conditions: Coastal site Occasional flooding
  • Useful for: Open spaces Small spaces
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Flowering month: May June
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Fruit colour: Pink
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

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.