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Sorbus aucuparia
Sorbus commixta
Sorbus discolor 'Embley'
Sorbus hupehensis

Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan)

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Also known as: Mountain Ash, European Mountain Ash

Native: Europe including Britain, North Africa and Asia Minor

Location: Popular in gardens, parks and streets, and widely planted in North America.

Once planted by houses in the Scottish highlands as a protection against witchcraft. The wood is hard and useful for small items such as tool handles and spinning wheels and the berries, rich in vitamin C, make a delicious jelly and have also been used in herbal remedies.

Foliage

Leaves have 9-15 leaflets, untoothed at their bases, smaller than American Mountain Ash (Sorbus americana). Leaf buds are long, slender, dark purple and hairy.

Flowers

Sorbus aucuparia

Flowers open in May in clusters about 10-15cm across.

Fruits

Sorbus aucuparia

Fruits ripen from green in September and are quickly eaten by birds.