If you like pink rowan trees then Sorbus rosea 'Rosiness' is the ideal choice. The flowers which appear in early summer have a distinctive pink hue (whereas most rowans have plain white flowers).
These are followed by a mass of candy-floss pink berries.
The berries are amongst the largest of any of the pink-berry rowans, and change colour through the autumn from pale to deeper pink. (This differs from some other white or pink-fruiting species, which tend to become whiter as autumn progresses).
They stay on the tree long after the leaves have fallen, and the tree looks particularly attractive at this time of year..
'Rosiness' has a more spreading habit than most rowans, which tend to be quite upright.
Rosiness rowan trees for sale
Deliveries from 28th September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).
How to grow
'Rosiness' can be planted in partial shade but for the best berry colours full sun is recommended.
The species Sorbus rosea is relatively new, and many varieties of this species were previously classified as Sorbus cashmiriana - originating from Kashmir. 'Rosiness' is still sometimes referred to as Sorbus cashmiriana 'Rosiness' by older authorities. Most varieties of Sorbus rosea have pink flowers and pink berries, and also pink-tinged shoots, and the pink coloration is more pronounced than in Sorbus cashmiriana.
As the name suggests, 'Rosiness' was introduced by the University of Liverpool Ness Botanic Gardens.
- Gardening skillBeginner
- AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
- Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAutumn foliage colour
- Growth habitUpright-spreading
- Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
- PruningLight prune
- Growth rateAverage
- Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
- Flower colourPink - light
- Flowering monthJune
- Leaf colourGreen
- Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
- Fruit colourPink
- Fruit persistencePersistent
- Country of originUnited Kingdom
- WildlifeAttractive to birds
- Annual cycleDeciduous
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.
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.