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Sorbus commixta Tree

Japanese Rowan Trees

from From £44.99 (ex. VAT)
Was: £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £53.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

This small erect tree will grow to 6 x 4 metres in 20 years so is ideal for limited spaces. The mid-green, pinnate foliage turns vivid red in the autumn and orangey red berries are produced in large clusters. These berries are popular with birds throughout the winter and provide an additional element of seasonal interest. Corymbs of fluffy white flowers appear in May-June and are very popular with bees and other pollinating insects.

A very tough tree Japanese Rowan will grow in most soils and tolerates an exposed position, although it is happiest in a slightly acidic soil. One of the very best Mountain Ash trees for autumn colour.

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Sorbus commixta Sorbus commixta
10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £44.99 (ex. VAT) was £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Sorbus commixta Sorbus commixta
28L pot approx 2.5-3.0m Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth £139.99 (ex. VAT)
Sorbus commixta Sorbus commixta
45L pot approx 3.5-4.5m Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth £199.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Spring 2018
Sorbus commixta Sorbus commixta
55L pot approx 4.5-6.0m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth £239.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Spring 2018
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

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

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please 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 1.5-2 metres in height) 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, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

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 and Non Mainland UK

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 to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Sorbus commixta Trees

Pot grown Sorbus commixta can be planted at any time of the year. Note that slightly 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 equipment 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 Trees

If planting Sorbus commixta 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 Trees

Sorbus commixta 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 Tree (Japanese Rowan Trees) Description

  • Common name: Japanese rowan tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 6 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Dark-green, pinnate foliage turns fiery shades of red and orange in autumn
  • Soil: Grows best in moist, free-draining sites and suits most soil types