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Sorbus scalaris

  • Sorbus scalaris
  • Sorbus scalaris autumn leaves

While the mostly widely-grown rowans tend to have a columnar form, Sorbus scalaris grows into a wide and spreading tree. The main attraction is the deep red-orange autumn colours of the foliage, which can sometimes go over into purple hues.

The clusters of fruitlets are scarlet and orange.

Sorbus scalaris rowan trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £47.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

Sorbus scalaris characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Autumn foliage colourScented flowers
    • Growth habit:Spreading
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering month:May
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Fruit colour:Orange / Red
    • Pruning:Do not prune
    • Site conditions:Sheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:China
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous
  • Using

    • Wildlife:Attractive to birds
    • Fruit persistence:Persistent

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 scalaris

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.