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European Mountain Ash vs Kentucky Coffeetree

Sorbus aucuparia

Gymnocladus dioicus

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(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

European Mountain Ash
Kentucky Coffeetree

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.

The Kentucky Coffeetree has the largest leaves of any native tree in North America! In the summer, its large green canopy provides shade. While in the winter, its leathery bean pods act as a decorative element against the sky as they rattle in the wind. Beautiful year-round, this tree is an elegant addition to any landscape.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

KENTUCKY COFFEETREE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: Uncooked pods are toxic to humans

Other Names: quickbeam, rowan
Other Names: coffeetree


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