When should I plant Rowan hedging?
Bare root Rowan plants should only be planted between November-March, providing the temperature is not below freezing. Pot grown plants, on the other hand, can be planted at any time of year, as long as they get enough water during warmer weather (though we recommend planting during autumn/spring).
How far apart do you plant Rowan plants?
We recommend planting at least 5 bare root plants per metre, though 7 will provide a much denser hedge a lot quicker. Pot grown plants will need to be planted at around 3 or 4 plants per metre, depending on the size of plant purchased. On average, however, stick to planting around 30cm apart for potted plants and 20cm apart for bare roots.
Please note, we do recommend planting in a double staggered/zig-zag row when planting at higher densities.
How to plant Rowan:
Begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root mass, but the same depth, removing any weeds/large rocks in the process. Fork over the soil a little to remove any compactness. Place the plant into the hole and ensure it is sitting at the same level as it was in the ground/pot (check that the base of the stem is level with the surface of the soil).
Once the plant is in correctly and placed straight, backfill with soil and gently pat down to secure the plant. Ensure you then water the plant well and continue to water abundantly at least 2 or 3 times a week for the first year or so after planting (bare root plants will require more than this, especially in their first spring/summer).