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European Mountain Ash vs Black Walnut

Sorbus aucuparia

Juglans nigra

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European Mountain Ash
Black Walnut

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 Black Walnut is a slow growing, large, straight-stemmed tree with an open crown. It produces dense, very hard, edible nuts.

Black Walnut has a deeply-furrowed, black bark. Its leaves are about 1 foot long, composed of 15 - 23 slightly stalked leaflets on a moderately stout stock which provide good dappled shade.

Despite being highly valued for its edible nuts and its shade tree aesthetics, it is rare to see this tree on the prairies.

Note: Black Walnut's roots produce a substance named juglone that is toxic to some other plants. Consider this when choosing where you plant a black walnut, as you will not be able to grow tomato, potato, cabbage, eggplant, blueberry, azalea, rhododendron, lilac, red pine and apple in the surrounding area.

Note: plant this tree once. It will not respond well to transplanting.

Note: Although self-pollinating, planting two trees significantly improves nut production.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

BLACK WALNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: quickbeam, rowan
Other Names: american walnut


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