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Sorbus hupehensis Tree

Hupeh Mountain Ash Trees

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

A truly splendid ornamental tree, the hupeh mountain ash tree has mid-green, pinnate foliage that turns vivid red and orange autumn colours. As with the other sorbus, a cloud of fluffy corymbs of white flowers appear in May-June that are popular with bees. These are followed in the autumn by white berries, often marbled with a little pink. Birds love the berries on Sorbus trees but will often eat the red first, then orange, yellow, pink and finally white so these berries will be left to give you a good show in the garden until well into winter.

The tree itself is quite upright in form with ascending branches and will grow in the toughest of conditions including exposed positions. Expect a height and spread of 6 x 4 metres. A really lovely variety for specimen planting or use in an avenue.

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AKA Chinese mountain ash, Chinese Rowan, Hupeh Rowan

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Sorbus hupehensis Sorbus hupehensis
10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Sorbus hupehensis Sorbus hupehensis
45L pot approx 4.5-6.0m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth £289.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

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 other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

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 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 and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Sorbus Hupehensis trees

When planting Hupeh Mountain Ash trees, such as Sorbus Hupehensis, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown rowan trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, 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. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

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. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Hupeh Mountain Ash trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and 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. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

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. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Chinese Rowan trees

Hupeh Mountain Ash 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 of Rowan trees can be carried out in the dormant season, from autumn to winter.

Sorbus hupehensis Tree (Hupeh Mountain Ash Trees) Description

  • Common name: Hupeh mountain ash
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 6 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Green pinnate leaves, changing to red and orange in autumn
  • Soil: Best grown in moist, well-drained situations and suited to most soil types