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European Mountain Ash vs Western Red Cedar

Sorbus aucuparia

Thuja plicata

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European Mountain Ash
Western Red Cedar

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.

Western Red Cedar is native to the Pacific Northwest, and is the largest tree in the cypress family. Featuring horizontol branching with scale-like dark green foliage that has a strong aroma. The wood is naturally durable and light, and is resistent to decay and insects, making it sought after for house siding, panelling, furniture, and fences. This is British Colombia's offical tree.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

WESTERN RED CEDAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 45 m (150 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: quickbeam, rowan
Other Names: giant cedar, pacific red cedar