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Rowan Tree

I have a rowan in my garden which was planted about 8 years ago.  The leaves on it turned red about 3-4 weeks ago which I think is too early for the usual autumnal change, and other trees locally are not at the same stage.  The leaves are not 'crispy.'  The weather here in County Mayo has not been great this summer, with only mediocre warmth, and my garden is exposed to westerly winds but there has been worse weather and the tree has always been ok.  There are fewer berries than usual.  Is the tree dying??


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,768

    I've seen some wonderful autumn colour already this year - especially shades of red which seem more vivid this year than last, at least here in East Anglia.

    If the tree appeared in normal health over the summer I wouldn't worry about it - just enjoy image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,890

    I'd agree with Dove. Here we had an earlier than usual frost and the trees responded to it. The rowans especially.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,034

    Nature is strange sometimes. I didn't take a pic, but yesterday I passed two rowans on my walk - one was still completely green apart from a few leaves turning. The other was completely yellow. They were no more than a couple of metres apart. Both were laden with berries, which looked stunning  image

    The trees round here started turning in early September, which is quite common  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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