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Asplenifolia (Sorbus aucuparia 'Asplenifolia') is a very attractive and elegant Mountain Ash or Rowan tree with fern-like leaves, a stiff, neat, upright habit. It carries large bunches of pretty red berries.
A medium height tree, so expect a height of up to 6 metres (20 foot) after 10 years.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.4 metres in a 7-12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
The height range is large on this tree for several reasons. If you look at trees long enough, you will notice that they grow! So depending on the time of year you buy your Sorbus Aucuparia Asplenifolia or Mountain Ash tree to its friends, will determine if you are at the higher or lower end of the range given. The weather also plays a part in how fast the tree grows which as you can imagine we have no control over. We can confirm with certainty that the Sorbus aucuparia Asplenifolia you are buying from us is 2-3 years old but as to what height it will be is a bit pot luck. You can request the tallest/widest/greenest/best behaved tree we have at the text box shown at checkout if you prefer.
For "those" customers requesting uniformity and symmetry with their Ash tree purchase, we need remind you that we grow these as Mother Nature dictates and as with all Mothers, we have little influence and do what we are told. In short there is little uniformity in nature.
Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Sorbus Aaucuparia 'Asplenifolia'
The tree has now arrived at its destination and my brother is very pleased with it. Thank you. Regards Tom Adams 0520
All trees now arrived and safely in the soil Thankyou !I am going to order two more different types so hopefully they too will be grown soon. Best wishes Shirley 0818
My order of a Rowan (Asplenifolia Mountain Ash) arrived today safely, thanks very much!, Tony 0116
My two trees arrived this morning very well packaged & protected. I am very impressed & will definitely order more from yourselves soon. WOW so healthy & green too!Thank you! Sue Fry. 0514
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.