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botanical name:
Sorbus scalaris
Sorbus scalaris © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rowan
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 10.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Small tree with spreading branches and distinctive frond-like pinnate leaves, composed of up to 33 neatly arranged narrow, glossy dark green leaflet, grey-downy underneath, colouring to rich red and purple in autumn. Leaves have leaflets with toothed edges. Flattened corymbs of white flowers in spring, followed by clusters of small red berries in autumn.

Best in moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil, preferably neutral to acid, but quite tolerant of most reasonable conditions. Sun or light dappled shade.

From seed.

other notes:
Discovered and introduced by E.H. Wilson in 1904.
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