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European Mountain Ash vs Black Gum

Sorbus aucuparia

Nyssa sylvatica

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European Mountain Ash
Black Gum

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 Gum is a slow-growing ornamental shade tree with a dense pyramidal shape. The foliage is dark green in the summer, and transitions to bright fall colours which include red, orange, purple, and gold. It is commonly used as an ornamental tree in parks and large gardens as a specimen or shade tree.

The small greenish white flowers provide nectar for bees and black tupelo honey is a sought after flavour. The small dark blue fruits which ripen in late summer will attract birds and other animals to your yard. The fruits are edible, but very sour, and are primarily used for pies, flavouring, and drinks. Plant the Black Gum where it will live long-term, as it has a large taproot and does not transplant well.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

BLACK GUM QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $14.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: purple, orange, yellow, red
Berries: bunches of berries
Berries: dark blue
Flavor: sour
Harvest: september to october
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: quickbeam, rowan
Other Names: black tupelo, pepperidge tree, sour gum, tupelo