NH State Forest Nursery

European Mountain AshSorbus aucuparia

Non-native plant species are offered as alternative choices because of their benefit to wildlife and for their utility uses such as erosion control and site reclamation. Disclaimer: these plants are intended primarily for wildlife and songbird use. Some species may contain toxins harmful to humans if consumed.


A medium size tree up to 30' tall that grows well in dry soil but prefers rich moist soil.


Recommended spacing is to plant each tree singularly 10 to 20' apart.

Wildlife Value:

Fruit and flowers valuable food for deer, rabbit, ruffed grouse, and 15 species of songbirds, especially grosbeaks and waxwings.


White flower and red-orange berry clusters - in fruit August into winter.

Seed Source:

New Hampshire

Seedling Details
Age Comment per 10 per 25 per 100 per 500 per 1000
1-2 yr 6-12" $15 $25 $80 N/A N/A

Available in the Winter Survival Package.

photo of european mountain ash seedling


photo of european mountain ash fruit


photo of european mountain ash in bloom


NH State Forest Nursery | Division of Forest and Lands
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 796-2323  |  fax: (603) 271-6488