- Great fall color leaves turn orange and purple
- Showy white spring flowers
- Great Northern flowering tree
- Bird and wildlife friendly fruit
- Grows 10' to 30' with 15' spread
- Zones 2 to 5
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI, WA
Zones 2 - 5
The American Mountainash can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The American Mountainash falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
10' - 30' High
The American Mountainash grows to be 10' - 30' feet in height.
The American Mountainash has a spread of about 15' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]
This mountainash does well in full sun, partial shade.
The American Mountainash grows in acidic, loamy, sandy, well drained, wet, clay soils.
This mountainash has oval shape.
Spectacular fall foliage. The fruit provides winter food for birds.
The American Mountain Ash is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including catbirds, thrushes, and waxwings. Fruits persist through winter.
First cultivated in 1811. The Mountain Ash is a northern tree that is a true plastic taxon inasmuch as it will interbreed with other families of trees and plants including the great rose family. The fruit has been known to intoxicate birds. Also known as the Rowantree because it resembles the European Rowantree. The bark was used as a anti-malarial medicine by pioneer doctors because of its close resemblance to the Quininetree. It was also believed to be powerful in exorcising witches by the early settlers and was known as Witchwood.
This tree has dark green leaves, turning orange and purple in the fall
This tree has flame-red fruit
This small native tree's dark green leaves turn orange and purple in the fall. Showy white spring flowers, followed by flame-red fruit loved by birds. Likes acidic soil with good drainage, full sun to light shade. Grows to 10' to 30', with a 15' spread.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.