Timberpedia - Rowan / Mountain Ash

Rowan / Mountain Ash

Latin Name:Irish Name:Native to Ireland?
Sorbus aucuparia CaorunnYes

About the Tree

The Mountain ash is native to most of Europe, its a hardy deciduous tree producing large number
of red berries in autumn.

It grows to a height of up to 15 metres, flowers & berries c 7.5 mm

Ash has similar leaves, but Ash’s has its leaves and buds in opposite pairs, whereas Rowan has
them alternating up the stem.

About the Wood

  • The wood is fairly soft, pale and can have a nice looking grain.
  • Being easy to turn, it is perfect for newcomers to woodturning.
Rowan tree 20081002b Roadside tree with fruit
Sorbus aucuparia inflorescence kz inflorescencenflorescence
Freshly cross cut Sorbus aucuparia with heart-wood Freshly cross-cut tree with visible heart-wood
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