Ravensbill Mountain Ash or Rowan Tree Click the link for Bare Root Sorbus Ravensbill
The Ravensbill is an upright tree which makes it a popular choice for planting as Avenues or for where you want less of a footprint in garden. It gets its name from the Winter buds apparently as they are long, black and curved. The leaves turn a great yellow orange in the Autumn.
The large number of blossoms in Spring make for an attractive feature of the tree which then in turn go to bright red berries.
Another tree from South Korea so you can be sure it will not start antagonistic missile testing in your garden.
The Ravensbill Mountain Ash is considered to be a good choice of tree for planting in parks, gardens etc because of its interesting looks, longevity and acceptance of a wide range of soil types.
Unlike many other Sorbus, this one does not like to go to the hair dresser and have its locks cut. It other words only prune when absolutely necessary e.g. dead, diseased or crossing over branches.
Ravensbill is suitable for planting in normal coastal and/or wet conditions. Tsunamis will of course invalidate your tree warranty!
Should you have a clay soil, you can plant Sorbus Ravensbill Mountain Ash in there but some organic matter mixed in with the excavated dirt will help the tree along and also improve drainage.
If you are phobic about birds, maybe the Hitchcock film did too good a job of scaring you, then do not get the Ravensbill as the berries are a great source of food for the birds.
Considered a small tree, so expect a height of around 4 metres (13 foot) after 10 years although this can very depending on local conditions and weather. What ever growth you get, width should be around 75% of height. Should you get more growth than needed then manual pruning will solve that problem, if you do not get enough growth then you could stoop a little to make it look taller or glue some previously pruned branches to the uppermost ones. These obviously will not bear fruit or leaves and will look dead for good reason but you got the height you wanted.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.25 and 1.80 metres and supplied in a 5-15 litre container.
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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 TreesClimate Change
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 GardenAir 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.