IN CELTIC MYTHOLOGY THE ROWAN IS KNOWN AS ‘THE TREE OF LIFE’ AND SYMBOLISES WISDOM AND PROTECTION. IT’S A SACRED TREE THAT PROTECTS THE DWELLING BY WHICH IT GROWS.
This beautifully gift wrapped Rowan is a gorgeous deciduous tree with soft leaves and creamy-white flowers every spring. It has masses of bright, red berries in autumn which make delicious jelly (click here for our yummy Jelly recipe). It will happily thrive in any garden and is wonderful for wildlife, especially our bees and garden birds.
When you place your order a young Rowan tree will be freshly selected by our devoted gardeners here, before being carefully wrapped and placed in its luxury parcel.
An exclusively designed card with your personal message, the story of your tree's ancient symbolism and a full care guide is also enclosed with your gift. Add an engraved brass plaque (see images above) inscribed with your message so this special gift is always remembered.
For more symbolism see our Rowan tree blog here.
Caring for your tree
Every tree is growing in its organic pot filled with top-notch compost, so no green fingers are required, just natural daylight and water. We have added special nutrients to your Rowan tree’s compost to create the perfect balance of nourishment. These little beads of goodness will release into the soil for the next 9 months to ensure your tree continues to flourish.
Place your tree outside, in its natural environment, even in chilly winter. In a few weeks, plant your tree, still in its organic pot, in a large flower pot (one with holes so excess water can drain away) or in a sunny spot in the garden.
Please note: This deciduous tree will naturally lose its leaves in autumn. Fresh new leaves will grow in spring- it’s well worth the wait!
This Rowan tree is approximately 50cm high, it is quite happy to be lightly pruned in early spring and will reach a height of 4 metres in 10 years, if allowed to grow naturally.
Your parcel travels in a clear eco bag so the couriers and recipients are aware a living tree is inside it and must be opened as soon as possible.