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European Mountain Ash vs Bitternut Hickory

Sorbus aucuparia

Carya cordiformis

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European Mountain Ash
Bitternut Hickory

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.

Bitternut Hickory is a large deciduous tree that makes a great shade tree for yards and parks. This tree is native to Eastern North America. Although it produces nuts, they are bitter and inedible. Some consider this wood to be the best flavour for smoking meats.

Plant Bitternut Hickory in it’s forever home. It is difficult to transplant due to its long taproot, and may not survive.

The wood is strong and has historically been used for wheels, ladders, and furniture.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

BITTERNUT HICKORY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 13 m (42 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Bark: ridged, durable
Nuts: bitter
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: quickbeam, rowan
Other Names: swamp hickory