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  • Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Tree
  • Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Tree
  • Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Tree
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Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Tree

Japanese rowan trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

The name for this spectacular Mountain Ash tree was inspired by the columnar habit and fiery autumnal colours, resulting in the dazzling Olympic Flame. The pinnate foliage emerges coppry bronze, turning green through summer and transforming to lively reds and oranges in autumn. The autumn leaves clash brilliantly with the orange - red berries whilst in the spring time, creamy flowers sit prettily upon the bronze - green leaves.

This variety of Sorbus is wonderfully suited to avenue or street planting as the columnar habit does not protrude into surrounding space but maintains a neat profile. Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' is tolerant of clay and prefers an acidic soil but can be planted in most well-drained sites. Expect a height and spread of 6 x 4 meters in 20 years.

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AKA Sorbus ulleungensis 'Olympic Flame', Sorbus dodong Olympic Flame, Scarlet Japanese Rowan, Scarlet Rowan, Scarlet Mountain Ash

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame'
10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame'
45L pot 3.0 - 3.5m Premium Standard Tree approx 10-12cm girth £159.99 (ex. VAT)
Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame'
45L pot 3.5 - 4.5m Heavy Standard Tree approx 12-14cm girth £199.99 (ex. VAT)
Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame'
45L pot 4.5 - 6.0m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, approx 14-16cm girth £249.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Non Mainland UK and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Trees

Pot grown Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' can be planted at any time of the year. Note that acidic soil is preferable.

Remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow, especially if you have poor soil. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

We recommend keeping trees well anchored using a stake and if you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard. All are available from our planting essentials section.

For more detailed step by step instructions and videos, see our Guide To Planting Containerised Or Rootballed Trees or our Guide To Planting Bare Rooted Trees.

Aftercare Advice For Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Trees

If planting Sorbus 'Olympic Flame' in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously.

Pruning Advice For Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Trees

Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' trees require a strong framework to support their beautiful 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 can be carried out in the dormant season, from autumn to winter.

Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' Tree (Japanese rowan trees) Description

  • Common name: Scarlet Japanese rowan tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 6 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Dark green pinnate leaves emerge bronze in spring, turning red and orange in autumn
  • Soil: Best planted in a well-drained, moist sites and suits the majority of soil types