Sorbus aucuparia SheerwaterSeedling

Seedling Mountain Ash Sheerwater Seedling, Rowan Sheerwater Seedling

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Sorbus aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling is a well-known Mountain Ash that has long been planted in urban environments and as a street tree.  It is a stalwart performer that won the RHS Award of garden Merit in 2002.

The foliage of this Mountain Ash is similar to the species, being a mid-green, compound and containing 4-9 pairs of leaflets.  The flowers are creamy white and hang in clusters when they appear in the spring and are followed by bright red, bird friendly, berries in the autumn, as which point the green leaves of this reliable tree turn yellows and gold.

At maturity Sorbus aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling forms an oval tree; however as a young tree the branches are fairly stiffly ascending, giving it an upright look for a number of years.  Over time this tight shape is interrupted by the heavy fruits, which gradually open the crown up.  This tree will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and does not mind being planted in semi-shade.

This tree is useful where space is limited and will provide year round interest coupled with fodder for the local wildlife.

If you live in an area prone to rabbits or deer then we recommend rabbit guards for these trees.

Mature Height: 12-15m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Chalk/Alkaline, Clay, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.