Yellow Berried Rowan Sorbus Sunshine

Description & features

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Bare root guide

Step 2 - Size and quantity

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Size / Height
Price
Quantity
 
15L pot size / 1.75-2.75m
£48.00
70L pot size / 3.0-4.0m
£252.00

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Size / Height
Price
Quantity
 
06-08cm girth / 2.4-2.75m
£59.40
Volume discount 1-2 3-9 10+
06-08cm girth / 2.4-2.75m £59.40 £49.50 £44.70

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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 SUNSHINE – Yellow-berried Rowan

Characteristics

This tree would brighten up any garden with its cheerful orangey-yellow berries in late summer and autumn, particularly dazzling on a sunny day. These berries are larger and brighter than those of Sorbus Joseph Rock. Upright in shape, though broadening later, and with an open canopy of feathery leaves, it will grow to 8-10 metres. White spring flowers in clusters are a good nectar supply for insects. In the autumn the leaves turn from green to shades of red and orange.

Where to grow

Rowans will grow on a wide range of soil types but not in shallow soil over chalk. They are hardy plants, flowering and berrying better if they are in full sun (although they will tolerate partial shade).

Did you know?

The sunniest town in Britain is a highly contentious issue with considerable dispute over whether Hastings, Eastbourne or Shanklin (Isle of Wight) should be awarded the title. Shanklin is (perhaps) the winner boasting 2018.7 hours of sunshine in 2011.
 

 

Features

Mature height
Small - 5-10 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Round Headed
Open
Growth rate
Medium
Soil type
All soil types
Sun levels
Full sun
Difficulty / hard to grow
Medium
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Autumn
Spring
Autumn colour
Orange
Red
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Fine/Light leaf
Flower colour
White
Flowering month
May
Scent
Scented Flowers
Berries / fruit colour
Yellow
Uses
Parkland Tree
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites
Bee Friendly

Features

Mature height
Small - 5-10 metres
Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Round Headed
Open
Growth rate
Medium
Soil type
All soil types
Sun levels
Full sun
Difficulty / hard to grow
Medium
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Autumn
Spring
Autumn colour
Orange
Red
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Fine/Light leaf
Flower colour
White
Flowering month
May
Scent
Scented Flowers
Berries / fruit colour
Yellow
Uses
Parkland Tree
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites
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.


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