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Leonard Messel

Leonard Messel leaves and fruitlets

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 rowan trees for sale

  • 1-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


Leonard Messel characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive fruitAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMayJune
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Fruit colourPink
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • Annual cycleDeciduous
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Fruit persistencePersistent

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 Leonard Messel

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.