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Autumn Spire® rowan

Sorbus aucuparia
Autumn Spire has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Fruit colour: Yellow
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 2012
Autumn Spire (Flanrock) is a columnar rowan with yellow fruitlets and excellent autumn colour.

Autumn Spire rowan for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree £75.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree£45.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Autumn Spire has the characteristic feathered leaves of the native Rowan, but grows with a far more columnar habit.

In autumn the leaves turn from blue-green and take on intense red-bronze tints - one of the most coloured of all the Rowans.

The fruitlets are not the usual Rowan-red - they are a bright yellow, contrasting nicely with the autumnal foliage. They can still be used for making Rowan jelly.

If you are looking for a small upright / columnar Rowan tree with spectacular fiery autumn colours, this is the one to choose.

How to grow

Autumn Spire is more columnar and somewhat smaller than other Rowans, so a good choice if you have a smaller space.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Autumn Spire is sometimes known as Flanrock, after its seed parent, 'Joseph Rock' - which also has particularly good autumn colours.

Autumn Spire characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originIreland
  • Flowering monthMayJune
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)