Sorbus scalaris

  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red

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 trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

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

Prices include VAT if applicable.


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 scalaris


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).

Sorbus scalaris characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Site conditions: Sheltered site Free-draining site
  • Useful for: Open spaces Small spaces
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: China
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

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.