Credit: P. Sterry / WTML
1. Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
Also known as mountain ash, these hardy trees grow in most soils but prefer light, well-drained spots. Commonly found in woodland at higher altitudes, it can grow just as well in a garden. Rowan leaves and berries provide essential food sources for caterpillars and birds respectively. Historically, the trees were planted outside houses as a protection against witches. Visit our shop to buy and plant your own.