As soon as you receive your Rowan Bare Root plant, place it into a bucket of water for at least 2 hours. The roots must be wet before planted. You will have to continually water Rowan hedging after being planted, too, as this ensures solid growth and establishment (though the soil must be well-draining, as it cannot be left to become waterlogged).
In terms of pruning etc., the plant must be trimmed during late Autumn/Winter, during the dormancy period. You should only trim during this time as you do not want the plant to bleed a white sap that will lead it to being open to diseases. We also recommend growing Rowan hedging on its own and giving it a yearly trim to retain strength and shape.
If you notice any dead wood, make sure you trim back the live growth (this can be done at any time during the year)- doing so will ensure new, strong, healthy growth, along with better berry/flower production during Spring.