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Matthew Ridley rowan

Sorbus
  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
An upright-growing Mountain Ash with dense white flowers and clusters of orange-red autumn berries.

Matthew Ridley 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 £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree£44.50
    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.

Sorbus 'Matthew Ridley' is vigorous upright Rowan or Mountain Ash.

This is one of the earlier-flowering Rowans, usually starting in early May. The flowers are small and white, long-lasting, and attractive to bees.

In autumn it features large clusters of oblong-shaped orange-red berries.

The highly lobed leaves are bright green, taking on autumnal hues before they fall.

How to grow

Matthew Ridley is easy to grow on most soils.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

This Rowan tree is named after Lord Matthew Ridley, a keen botanist who died in 2012. He did much to encourage the conservation and study of trees, and held a national collection of Sorbus on his estate at Blagdon in Northumberland, where this variety was discovered.

Matthew Ridley characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Flowering monthMay
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow / Orange