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White Berried Rowan Sorbus cashmiriana

Description & features

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Size and quantity

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Size / Height
Price
Quantity
 
15L pot size / 1.5-2.5m
£60.00

All prices include VAT

All prices include VAT

All prices include VAT

All prices include VAT

British Grown - The British Grown logo denotes plants and trees that have been both propagated and grown in the UK. Read more

Product description

SORBUS CASHMIRIANA – White Berried Rowan

Characteristics

A small rowan with large, eye-catching white berries that hang in clusters from the spreading branches in late summer last well into winter. The pretty pale pink spring flowers have five petals arranged in a star shape, opening amongst a profusion of small buds. Often named the Kashmir Rowan, where it is found growing wild, this tree is one of the smallest rowans we stock. It is very slow-growing and low-branched with an open habit, reaching only 3-5 metres and makes a highly decorative and appealing addition to the garden. The delicate leaflets are paler on the underside.

Where to grow

A sunny location is best for this hardy little tree although some shade for part of the day is tolerated. Grow in well-drained, neutral to acid soil.

Did you know?

White and yellow berries are less favoured by birds so last longer in winter than red or orange ones.
 

 

Features

Mature height
Very Small up to 5 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Open
Spreading
Growth rate
Very Slow
Soil type
Acidic
Light sandy
Sun levels
Full sun
Partial shade
Difficulty / hard to grow
Hard
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Autumn
Winter
Spring
Autumn colour
Orange
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Fine/Light leaf
Flower colour
Pink
Flowering month
May
Scent
Scented Flowers
Uses
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
Bee Friendly

Features

Mature height
Very Small up to 5 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Open
Spreading
Growth rate
Very Slow
Soil type
Acidic
Light sandy
Sun levels
Full sun
Partial shade
Difficulty / hard to grow
Hard
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Autumn
Winter
Spring
Autumn colour
Orange
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Fine/Light leaf
Flower colour
Pink
Flowering month
May
Scent
Scented Flowers
Uses
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
Bee Friendly

Aftercare

For the continued healthy growth of your trees, shrubs or hedging it is vital that you follow the advice below.

Watering

The main reason that plants die within 12 months of having been planted is lack of water.  It is essential throughout the spring and summer, to give a heavy enough watering to enable the water to penetrate right down to the deepest root level of the tree.  In hot dry spells give the equivalent of 2 bucketfuls every three days.

Weed Control

One of the most common causes of lack of water is competition from grass.  When trees are first establishing, the grass roots would be at the same level as the tree roots and are far more efficient at taking up water and thus choke the tree.  It is vital for 3 years after planting that your tree or hedge has a circle or strip one  metre wide completely free of grass.  The way to eliminate grass in order of effectiveness is:

  1. Spray off the grass with a glyphosate based weed killer such as Roundup.  Apply each year for the first 3 years.  It is best applied when the tree is dormant as it is absorbed through green leaves and kills the plant off at the roots.
  2. Firmly fit a mulch mat around the base of the tree by tucking the edges into the soil and put a thick layer of bark mulch on top of this.  This can be done after the initial spraying with glyphosate and should avoid the need for further spraying.

Mowing or strimming is NOT an answer to the problem.  Each time you mow, the grass will grow back more vigorously and strimming invariably leads to lacerated trunks.

Staking

If trees are not correctly secured they will rock in the planting pit. Roots not firmly in contact with the soil are unable to take up moisture and nutrients, resulting in die back or death of the tree.  Check, particularly after windy weather, that stakes are still solidly in the ground keeping the base of the trunk firm.  The purpose of the stakes is to anchor the roots.   Flexing in the wind, higher up the trunk, is not necessarily a problem if the roots are firm.

Bellow is list of the correct system to use to secure your trees.

  • 40/60, 60/80, 80/100 whips - Unless rabbit/deer problem no need to stake.
  • 100/125, 125/150  1.2m Cane and Easi tie.
  • 150/175  1.2m square stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • 175/250, 6/8, 8/10 15L 1.65 Tree stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • All larger trees. 2 x 1.65 Tree stake and cross rail with 38mm cushion spacer and 1m of 38mm strapping.

Ties

Always use our recommended tree ties or strapping.  These are designed and manufactured with the correct amount of give to hold the tree firm without strangling it. They should be checked at the end of each growing season for adjustment as the trunk thickens.  Non proprietary materials such as baler twine will cut into the bark and should not be used.

Protection from Animal Damage

Rabbits, deer, sheep, cattle and horses can all potentially damage trees.  Ask us for advice on the most appropriate guards for your trees or hedge.  Squirrels are also a terrible pest when trees get to about 20ft tall but there is no protection available.


Comments

By Oonagh karanjia on 23/07/2015

I am interested in Sorbus cashmiriama can it be taken to South of France.  Is it suitable to be in a trough?

Many thsbjs, Oonagh Karanjia

By Simon on 07/08/2015

Dear Oonagh,

Please refer to the Animal and Plant Health Agency or relevant French authorities to check whether you are permitted to take this tree to France. It is a slow-growing tree so it would be suitable for a large trough, but it must be kept watered and fed in the growing season. The container may limit the tree’s lifespan as it will eventually become pot-bound.

By PETER DAYKIN on 17/11/2015

Birds’ tastes have changed. In our North Norfolk garden the wood pigeons try to strip the tree of it’s white berries before the black birds and thrushes get a look in. This afternoon there was even a red legged partridge joining in the feast. Unfortunatley heavy wood pigeons tend to break off the small weak branches.

By Thomas Bucheli on 19/11/2015

Dear Sirs, are the berries of sorbus cashmiriensis edible (raw or cooked)?

By Simon on 24/11/2015

Dear Thomas,

I can’t find any information on the berries being edible, so I would avoid consuming them.

By Marc on 21/09/2016

Do you sell bare rooted cashmiriana trees ?
Thanks

By Simon on 21/09/2016

Hello Marc,

I’m afraid we only supply Sorbus cashmiriana in pots.

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