EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH Sorbus aucuparia
Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 2 / Full Sun
Height: 20 ft- 40ft
Spread: 8ft - 20 ft
Foliage Colour: Dark Green
Fall Foliage: Red
Growth Habit: Open, rounded
Flower Colour: White clusters.
Bloom Time: Spring
Fruiting: Bright Orange red berries that mature in late summer. Also known as a Rowan berry the fruit can be used to make jellies.
Key Features: The European Mountain Ash has many attributes that make it attractive. It has clusters of white blooms in spring framed against its green foliage. The showy bright red fruit stays on after leaf fall leaving food for birds in the winter. The foliage colour in the Autumn changes from green to bright red.
Uses: Accent, shade, attracts birds for the ripe berries. Jelly can be made from the fruit after it has experienced a frost.
-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.
-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.
-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.
-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil. Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.
-Remove tags and labels.
-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.
-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.