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European Mountain Ash vs Black Cherry

Sorbus aucuparia

Prunus serotina

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European Mountain Ash
Black Cherry

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.

Black Cherry is common in eastern North America but a rare find elsewhere. This tree is shade tolerant and is often found in old fields, forest openings, and along fencerows.

The fruit is used to flavor rum and brandy. It is also edible and often eaten raw or used in wine or jelly.

Black Cherry wood is a rich reddish-brown color and is strong, making it valued in cabinetry and woodworking. It is often used in reclamation as well.

The leaves can poison livestock as they contain cyanide derivatives and precursors. However, many have noted that deer still seem to browse their trees with impunity and birds and other animals eat the fruit when available.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock

Other Names: quickbeam, rowan
Other Names: mountain black cherry, wild cherry, wild rum cherry


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