European Mountain Ash, sorbus aucuparia

European Mountain Ash, sorbus aucuparia
Item# DA-euromtash
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 00 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 98%; Where Harvested (location) - United States

European Mountain Ash is frequently planted for its showy clusters of white flowers in spring followed by an excellent display of fruit that develop in tight clusters 4-5" wide. Individual fruits are about 3/8" in diameter. Fruits start maturing in August and hang on through October. Mature fruit color is usually bright orange with selected cultivars ranging from pink to red. Leaves are pinnately compound. Tree form is oval broadening to round headed with age. European Mountain Ash prefers a cool, rich loam soil, with good drainage. Full sun is needed for good development. Needs to be kept well watered during hot, dry periods. The European Mountain Ash can reach heights of 25 feet and widths of 25 feet. The European Mountain Ash is cold hardy to USDA zone 3.

Planting instructions:

Scarfication: Soak in water for 12 hours. Stratification: Cold stratify for 180 days. Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed. Can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination. Also sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period.