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Sunshine rowan

Sorbus
  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
A small rowan tree with an upright form and golden yellow clusters of fruits, and strong autumn colours.

Sunshine 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.

'Sunshine' is a small compact rowan, very similar to the popular 'Joseph Rock', to which it is closely related. The main difference is the distinctly larger size of the fruitlets.

Clusters of white flowers appear in late May, followed by dense fruitlets which turn from white to golden yellow as autumn progresses.

Like 'Joseph Rock', this is one of the best rowans for autumn colour, with the leaves often attaining a flame red colour, which highlights the golden berries..

How to grow

For the best berry colours, plant in full sun.

Unusually for a rowan, 'Sunshine' has some tolerance of chalky soils.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

'Sunshine' is a seedling of the well-known yellow-fruited variety 'Joseph Rock', raised at the Hillier Nursery. Unusually for a rowan, 'Joseph Rock' does not grow true from seed, so 'Sunshine' is a different variety but it inherits the compact proportions and bright yellow fruits of 'Joseph Rock'.

Sunshine characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flowering monthMayJune
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow / Orange