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Sorbus cashmiriana Tree

Kashmir Rowan Trees
  • From £64.99 (ex VAT)
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Sorbus cashmiriana has corymbs of pinkish white flowers appearing in spring to early summer that are popular with the bees. They are followed by pearl like white berries that are up to an inch in diameter. Adorning the tree like bunches of snowy white marbles, they remain mostly untouched by birds and hang on to branches for longer than many of the other Rowan trees.

Dark green pinnate foliage is made up of pretty, oblong leaflets. The foliage turns subtle shades of russet, orange and yellow in winter, but it is the large white berries that are the real star of the show in autumn and winter.

This stunning small tree has an elegant spreading habit and will grow to 4 x 3 metres in 20 years. A wonderful choice for a smaller space, Kashmir Rowan will grow in most soils but does prefer slight acid where possible. It is a tough variety of Rowan that will tolerate pollution and exposed sites.

AKA Sorbus cashmiriana, Kashmir Rowan, White-Berried Mountain Ash

  • Common name: Kashmir Rowan tree
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 3 metres
  • Flowers: Corymbs of spring flowers, large white berries in autumn/winter
  • Foliage: Dark-green, turning orange and yellow in autumn
  • Soil: Suits moist, well-drained sites in any soil type, except chalky
  • Position: Full sun or part shade

Planting Advice for Sorbus cashmiriana Trees

Our pot grown Kashmir Rowan trees can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend planting Kashmir Rowan trees (except clump forms) with a stake and tie kit. For single stakes, place the stake at an angle to avoid penetrating the rootmass and knock it in until it is firm. Use a buckle tie, placing the spacer between the stake and tree.

Aftercare Advice for Sorbus cashmiriana Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Irrigation kits make it easier.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Sorbus cashmiriana Trees

Kashmir Rowan trees require a strong framework to support their pearl white berries, so it is good to encourage this by raising the crown in summer. Simply prune the lower branches and any crossing, damaged or diseased branches within the crown.

Hard pruning of Kashmir Rowan trees can be carried out in the dormant season, from autumn to winter.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Sorbus cashmiriana Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 10L pot Sorbus cashmiriana Price £64.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 120-150cm 10L pot £64.99 (ex VAT)
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Sorbus cashmiriana Form: Tree Top grafted at 120cm Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot Sorbus cashmiriana Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 120cm 150-200cm 10L pot £69.99 (ex VAT)
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Sorbus cashmiriana Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot Sorbus cashmiriana Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 10L pot £69.99 (ex VAT)
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Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
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