Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Replacement Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts

 
 
 

European Mountain Ash vs Northern Red Currant

Sorbus aucuparia

Ribes triste

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

SOLD OUT

(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

European Mountain Ash
no image

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.

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: quickbeam, rowan
Other Names: swamp red currant


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