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European Mountain Ash vs Butternut

Sorbus aucuparia

Juglans cinerea

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European Mountain Ash
Butternut

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.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Butternut is one of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The nuts are sought after for their mild, sweet, and oily taste. Ensure this tree is planted in full sun and well-drained soil for best results.

Butternut is self-fertile but it has better yields when planted near other butternuts. It can survive in zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3.

A top CO2 absorbing species. Experts think this tree may help climate change more than others.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none





Other Names: quickbeam, rowan
Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut