Collection: Mountain Ash (Rowan)

Mountain Ash (also known as Rowan) adds colour to woodland throughout Ireland, especially in the hills where it will grow at a high altitude even on rocky ground.
The creamy flowers ripen into scarlet berries which colour early in the season and provide food for thrushes through the winter.
A mistle thrush will defend a rowan tree or holly as its territory, not for nesting, but through the winter as its feeding territory.
Rowan is an attractive garden tree: it likes well drained sites but will thrive in most soils.
It makes wonderful walking sticks. It has a nice bark somewhat similar to Hazel and responds nicely to all good wood finishes.