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  • Close up of Sorbus aucuparia leaves
  • Green pinnate leaves of Rowan hedging
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Sorbus aucuparia

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Rowan plant

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Sorbus aucuparia is a great native hedge species that is a popular choice in mixed hedging or can be left to grow as a hedgerow tree. Its pinnate green foliage contrasts wonderfully with the bright orange berries in autumn before the leaves begin to turn a warm red. During spring the rich foliage is decorated with pretty clusters of white flowers.

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  • Best Features: White flowers, green foliage, orange berries, autumn colour
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-4m
  • Growth Rate: Average 20-40cm
  • Position: Sunny, partial shade, normal soil, sheltered or exposed, inland or coastal
  • Also Consider: Our range of native hedging species
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Rowan hedge (Sorbus aucuparia) description

Rowan is a native hedging species, tolerant of the unpredictable UK weather and great for providing seasonal interest. Rowan hedges are suited to a normal, well-drained soil in full sun and boast attractive, slender leaves that form an impressive backdrop for the white summer flowers and the clusters of orange-red autumn berries. These striking berries are a favourite amongst hungry birds and, in the past, were used as bait by bird catchers; relating to the meaning of the Latin name Aucuparia, ‘to catch birds’.

Ever considered foraging your own hedgerow? See our Rowan Jelly Recipe or jump to edible hedging plants for instant inspiration.

Best uses for Mountain Ash hedges

Rowan is popularly used in a mixed native hedge but also looks wonderful planted in cottage and informal gardens, providing huge wildlife interest. This hardy hedge plant is also tolerant of pollution and so can handle city or urban positions.

Combine Rowan with

Blackthorn hedging for a variety of different berries, or our other native hedging species to create a diverse, edible hedgerow.

Growth rate of Sorbus aucuparia hedging

Mountain Ash hedges have an average growth rate, achieving about 20 - 40cm per year and are ideal for desired hedge heights of 1 - 4m.

Care and pruning advice for Sorbus plants

As Rowan hedges are fairly low maintenance, no routine pruning is needed. However, we recommend giving your Sorbus acuparia hedge a light prune in late winter-early spring to remove any diseased or damaged branches. Take a look at our hedging care advice section for further pruning information.

Planting density recommendation for Rowan hedge plants

For information on planting density specific to Rowan hedge plants, please see the product table below. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Rowan plants are available to purchase year-round as cell grown and pot grown plants. Mountain Ash hedging is also available in bare root form for delivery between October-late April/early May, and can be pre-ordered from mid-summer.

The majority of our Sorbus hedge plants are UK grown by on-site experts with years of nursery growing experience. Occasionally, we do source Rowan hedging from outside of the UK. In this instance, we go to every measure to ensure our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At Best4hedging, we strive to provide the freshest plants at the highest possible standard, all whilst providing competitive prices. Rest assured, you can buy Rowan hedging plants online with complete confidence.

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Sorbus aucuparia reviews

We ask all customers to provide their opinion to an independent feedback company. We cannot edit which comments appear and which do not, so the following reviews offer a true representation of our customers experience and we are very proud of our huge number of Excellent reviews. The comments on this page apply to this species/product specifically - to see the full feedback from all customers please visit Best4Hedging's Feefo profile.

Feedback for Sorbus aucuparia has been compiled from 16 customer reviews

Date Product Score Customer Comment

Sorbus aucuparia

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Field Maple hedge plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
  • Holly hedge plants
  • Malus sylvestris hedge plants
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
  • Spindle hedge plants
  • Alnus glutinosa
  • Bone Meal Root Builder
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
++

Good communication. Good helpful advice. Delivered on required day. Excellent value. All plants arrived well packed and in good condition. Many thanks.
Review submitted by a

Sorbus aucuparia

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Beech hedge plants
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
+

Good
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Sorbus aucuparia

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
  • Juneberry shrubs
  • Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' hedge plants
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Not as large as I thought plant would be. Not planted out yet.
Review submitted by a

Rowan Hedge Plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Blackthorn Hedge Plants
  • Hornbeam Hedge Plants
  • Hawthorn Hedge Plants
  • Bay Laurel Hedge Plants
  • Cherry Laurel Hedge Plants
  • Alder Hedge Plants
  • Willow Hedge Plants
  • White Ramanus Rose Hedge Plants
  • Bone Meal Root Builder
  • Crab Apple Hedge Plants
  • Wild Cherry Hedge Plants
  • Bird Cherry Hedge Plants
++

Order received in one day. Ahead of my schedule!
Review submitted by a

Rowan Hedge Plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hawthorn Hedging
  • Field Maple Hedge Plants
  • Blackthorn Hedging
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Crab Apple Hedge Plants
  • Dog Rose Hedge Plants
  • Spindle Hedge Plants
  • Beech Hedge Plants
++

It would have been helpful to have a tips for looking after your bareroot plants sheet including how to plant a hedge guide.
Review submitted by a


On 13-Feb-2015 the supplier responded:
Service rating :Thanks for your feedback, we take every review on board and are always looking for ways to improve our service. We try to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible so do not send out lots of paperwork with our orders. You can however find lots of helpful information on planting bare root hedging, including Beech, in our Advice section - https://www.best4hedging.co.uk/planting-advice-i36 Or, watch our handy how to videos over on our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYyY1SBVu6ANIYDkHdtxpCw
Best wishes,

Jennifer Mercer
Best4hedging Service Team
Call: 01257 261243 (lines open 7 days a week)
Email: enquiries@best4hedging.co.uk
Web: www.best4hedging.co.uk

Rowan Hedge Plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Guelder Rose Hedge Plants
  • Daisy Bush Hedge Plants
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • June Berry Hedge Plants
  • Spindle Hedge Plants
  • Viburnum Tinus Hedge Plants
  • Dogwood Hedge Plants - Vivid Red
  • Osmanthus Hedge Plants
++

excellent communication and very speedy delivery
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Rowan

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Not had delivery yet!
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On 26-Aug-2014 the supplier responded:
Thanks for your feedback, it really does help assess where we can make improvements. I'm sorry to hear that your plants were not delivered at the time of your writing. As per our email to you dated 21st August, we dispatched your order in time to be received on Friday 22nd August however upon checking the tracking for your consignment it appears that this was not delivered and as such was upgraded to an AM delivery today. It would appear they were delivered at 11:12am this morning.

If there is anything else we can help with please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 01257 261243 or by email at enquiries@best4hedging.co.uk.

Andrew Berry - Brand Leader; best4hedging Ltd

Rowan

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • June Berry
  • Guelder Rose
  • Japanese Barberry / Thunburgii Berberis
+

efficient; very pleased with speed and with the quality of plants
Review submitted by a

Rowan

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Elder
  • Blackthorn
  • Hazel
  • Bird Cherry
  • Hawthorn
++

Very fast delivery and informed of order all the way through
Review submitted by a

Rowan

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Flowering Currant
  • Dog Rose
  • Guelder Rose
  • Dogwood - Red
  • June Berry
  • Spindle
  • Wild Cherry
  • Hornbeam
  • Spiral Guard & Bamboo Cane
+

The staff were friendly, helpful and prompt in replying
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