Rowan - underside of leaflets close up - November 2018
Rowan is also known as mountain ash and is native to the UK and northern and western Europe. Native to cooler regions of the northern hemisphere and most common in the UK in the north and west, it often grows in high altitude locations. It is commonly found in the wild, particularly in the highlands of Scotland, but it is also widely planted as a street or garden tree. === Other common names rowan mountain ash quickbeam European mountain ash ranty rantry roan rowanberry === Characteristics Foliage Deciduous Habit Bushy Toxicity (berries) Hardiness H6 === Moisture Well-drained Soil Loam, Sand pH Acid, Neutral === Size Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres Ultimate spread 4-8 metres Time to ultimate height 20-50 years === Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Rosales Family: Rosaceae Genus: Sorbus
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