Properties of Mountain Ash Trees
Mountain ash trees are Also known as Rowan tree or Sorbus acupuaria. The bark is a brown / grey colour with long oval toothed leaves. These trees produce white flowers in May and flame red scarlet berry like fruit in Autumn. The berries of the Rowan trees are edible and are and rich in Vitamin C. The flowering and fruiting properties of the Rowan make them a popular tree with birds and small animals.
Mountain Ash trees are a Staple addition to any garden and tend to be planted through Green Beech hedges or along avenues. They can be planted through hedges along with other native tree species such as Oak, Silver Birch, Green Beech Trees or Lime trees.
A Rowan tree can host several different species of wildlife, including caterpillars and aphids making them Popular with birds who also forage on their berries in Autumn months. The white flowers attracts nature’s pollinators, bees, in the Summer months.
Mountain Ash trees are Suitable for all well drained types of soil, are hardy in cold weather, and will do well in full sun or partial shade.
Mountain ash trees are Sold as bareroot plants and are usually planted in Winter months from November to March.
Soil: Any well drained soil.
Status: Hardy in cold weather.
Position: Full sun, partial shade.
Flowering: White flowers in spring, berries in Autumn.