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European Mountain Ash vs Washington Hawthorn

Sorbus aucuparia

Crataegus phaenopyrum

European Mountain Ash
Washington Hawthorn

European Mountain Ash is an attractive, ornamental tree. This medium-sized tree produces tiny white-yellow flowers in the spring and decorative clusters of small red/orange berries in the summer. Its bitter fruit is often used to make Rowan Jelly, is a traditional garnish for wild game and venison. Ideal for residential lots, European Mountain Ash will attracts birds to your property.

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small red fruits
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium


In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes