Plant Care European rowan

European rowan

Also known as

Rowan and Mountain-ash


Sorbus aucuparia

How to care for European rowan


How often to water your European rowan

Water needs for European rowan
0.5 cups
every 9

European rowan needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of European rowan

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for European rowan in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European rowan: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European rowan love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

European rowan does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of European rowan in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize European rowan

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for European rowan: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your European rowan after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

European rowan is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for European rowan

European rowan

European rowan

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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