Small yet mighty, the rowan tree has a head for heights.


  • Average height and spread up to 10 metres by 8 metres. 
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Leaves: Pinnate, meaning it has paired leaflets going up the stem then one single leaflet at the tip. Each leaf has between 5 -8 leaflets which are long and oval with a toothed edge. 
  • Native to UK: Yes 

Did you know?

  • Rowan is also known as ‘Mountain Ash’ because of its ability to grow in high altitudes. It has been found growing at up to 1000 metres in Britain. Despite this name it is not actually related to Common Ash. 
  • Rowan berries are edible and can be made into a tart jam. They are an autumn favourite for a number of birds including jay, song thrush, blackbird fieldfare and redwing.