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HEIGHT:20 - 40 feet
SPREAD:15 - 35 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Compound leaves with 9 to 15 leaflets, sometimes 19, toothed about 1/3 of the way to the base; smooth bark; creamy white flowers; clusters of red or orange fruits in fall, noted for attracting Bohemian waxwings in winter; single stem or clump forms available; fall leaf color yellow to red; fast growing.
LIMITATIONS:Moose browse damage in SC; bear damage in SE; eriophyid mites can disfigure leaves; needs well-drained soil; marginal in INT in protected locations; mostly forms bushy shrub due to dieback; cultivars not hardy. Has escaped into the wild in Southeast, Kodiak and Southcentral.
HARDINESS:INT, SC, SE (Zone 3)
ORIGIN:Europe to western Asia and Siberia
CULTIVARS:‘Asplenifolia’ cutleaf European mountainash; graceful leaves, doubly serrated edges.; Cardinal Royal™ (‘Michred’) bright red berries; upright growth habit.; ‘Fastigiata’ upright European mountainash; narrow columnar growth habit; red fruit; vibrant red-orange fall color; 30' tall.; ‘Pendula’ weeping European mountainash; weeping branches.; ‘Rabina’ found in Russia and selected for its non-bitter orange fruit, which can be eaten fresh, juiced, and made into preserves; upright growing, 12'–15' tall.; ‘Rosina’ selection from former East Germany; reddish-orange fruit sweetens after frost, eat fresh, juiced or canned; 12'-15' tall.; ‘Rossica’ (S. aucuparia var. edulis) Russian mountainash; upright, oval form; rusty red fall color; 26' tall.
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