Plant type

Deciduous tree


15m x 7m

Wildlife benefit

Bird (berries), bee, bumblebee and moth caterpillar plant

  • An attractive native tree with several seasons of interest. White flower heads in late spring are followed in autumn by clusters of orange-red berries. Good autumn colouring.
  • Grows best if set a little back from the sea.
  • Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Fieldfare, Magpie, Mistle Thrush, Redstart, Redwing, Song Thrush and Waxwing feed on berries.
  • Bee and bumblebee plant.
  • 20 insect species associated with rowan.
  • Brimstone, Chinese Character, Mottled Pug and Yellow Barred Brindle Moth and Numonia advenella Micromoth caterpillar food plant.