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European Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)

European Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)

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The European Mountain Ash, known scientifically as Sorbus aucuparia, is a deciduous tree renowned for its clusters of bright orange-red berries and feathery foliage. It typically reaches a height of 30 to 40 feet with a spread of 15 to 25 feet, making it a medium-sized tree ideal for landscape use. This species is hardy in USDA zones 3 through 6, making it well-suited for various climates, including many parts of Canada. European Mountain Ash thrives in well-drained, acidic to neutral soil and prefers full sun to partial shade.

The tree is particularly noted for its pinnate leaves, which provide a fine, textured appearance. In spring, it produces clusters of creamy white flowers, followed by the prominent berries in late summer and fall. These berries not only add ornamental value but also serve as an important food source for birds and other wildlife during the winter months.

Native to Europe, the European Mountain Ash has a long history of cultural significance, often associated with folklore and mythology. In landscaping, it is valued for its year-round interest: spring flowers, summer foliage, vibrant autumn berries, and a striking silhouette in winter.

The European Mountain Ash is also noted for its tolerance to urban conditions, making it a suitable choice for city parks and streetscapes. Its compact size and attractive features make it a popular choice for both ornamental and ecological planting schemes.

Our seeds for this batch of year old seedlings were collected locally.



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