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Sorbus scalaris

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 £44.50
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £69.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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Sorbus scalaris characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Country of originChina
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. 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.