Sargent rowan

Sorbus sargentiana

Sargent rowan - Sorbus sargentiana

Common Name: Sargent rowan
Genus: Sorbus
Species: sargentiana

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Red, OrangeFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Slow-growing tree with stout shoots of large, sticky red buds in winter. In spring, pinnate dark green long leaves are produced which turn a fiery orange and red in autumn. The white flowers are produced in early summer usually followed by red berries which are quickly eaten by birds. A lovely tree for the small garden.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.

  • Goes well with: Hosta 'Big Daddy', Osmunda regalis, Blechnum spicant, Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride', Polygonatum odoratum, Primula veris, Erythronium dens-canis.

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