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Red Elderberry vs Russian Mountain Ash

Sambucus racemosa

Sorbus aucuparia Rossica

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

Red Elderberry
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Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

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 Russian Mountain Ash is a stunning ornamental tree with the perfect pop of colour. It bears white flowers in the spring and gorgeous orange berries in the fall. Birds enjoy the berries that persist into the winter. It grows tall and can thrive in an urban setting making this an attractive ornamental tree for your landscaping project.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

RUSSIAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: bright red berries
Berries: orange-red
Flowers: white
Flowers: showy white
Bark: shiny grey
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: russian rowan