The decorative fruiting plant takes its origin from different areas of the old continent and is classified in the vast and relevant family grouping of the Rosaceae. This tree is highly appreciated, especially in the northern part of Europe, for its iridescent foliage and reddish fruits, coveted by the poultry fauna and used in the food industry and beyond. It will show a considerable need to be bathed exclusively in the spring and summer seasons, on a weekly basis or even more intensively in the case of a particularly hot and sultry climate. In rigid periods, on the other hand, the rowan tree must be sprayed at a reduced frequency, and only in the absence of rainy phenomena or if the soil is dried up or dry.


The rowan tree will be able to be placed in an appropriate and comfortable container, however its positioning will preferably be in open spaces, to embellish roads, flower beds and, generally, any urban or rural setting. Even though it has excellent adaptation and resilience qualities, it will still like a soft and not very compact earth, with organic substances and sufficiently drained. The pruning operations can be practiced with the arrival of the first spring warmth, in order to model the shapes of the plant, or more often to remove the now worn branches and the old and withered foliage and inflorescences. Where it is placed in a container, it will be repotted only if strictly necessary, or to allow a better acceptance of the vigorous root system.


Wherever it is placed, the colorful tree must be periodically fertilized, in order to ensure the correct and adequate intake of nourishment. Fertilization must be carried out with measure and without exaggeration, preferably in early spring and in the middle of the autumn season. For this purpose, solid, granular or pelleted fertilizers may be used, distinguished by the gradual release and delayed over time, possibly organic with a strong letamic base. The chosen fertilizer must include a fair amount of nitrogenous elements, in clear prevalence over the other typical macro-components and accompanied by all the microelements useful for the development and flourishing of the fruiting tree. Less frequent and used for the type of plant are the common liquid fertilizers.

Rowan: Exposure and pathologies

The ornamental plant will prefer a sunny or slightly shady habitat, with direct exposure to solar radiation for several hours of the day, but it will tolerate with very little difficulty even significantly shaded accommodations. Extremely vigorous and robust, it will not suffer even air flows and currents, nor rigid climatic conditions, up to many degrees below 0 ° C. Finally, this tree, although rarely, will be subjected to attacks by insects and parasites, such as aphids, cochineal and red spider. In the event, it will be necessary to remove them promptly, using natural products or specific insecticides. Furthermore, molds and root rot may occur, purely due to environmental conditions, and some important bacterial pathologies.

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