Mountain Ash Tree
We are thinking of putting in a Mountain Ash Tree. We have plenty of space, but wondered if it is okay to trim it annually or bi-annually to stop it getting too big and if so what time of year
I have a self-seeded one in my garden that's in the wrong place, but I love rowans.
When it got to about 10ft I cut it down to 1ft.
That sprouted and more shoots came from below ground.
Now I have about 6 trunks between 5-15ft. high.
This autumn I'll cut most of them down again and let it restart.
So I don't think a trim will do any harm whatsoever - best time is when it's dormant - late autumn to late winter.
Billericay - Essex
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Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
They don't get very big. They have a very light, airy canopy.
They rarely need any pruning, and you'll lose flowers /berries, but you could do it in autumn/winter when dormant, if you felt you really needed to.
It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Maybe think about an upright one..then you will never need to prune it.
Sorbus aucuparia Autumn Spire...there are others.
Perthshire. SCOTLAND .