European mountain ash is a small to medium-sized, rounded, deciduous tree native to Europe, Siberia and western Asia.
It has also become naturalized in northern regions of North America--from Newfoundland to Alaska.
Many features make it a showy landscape tree all season long, including its feathery, pinnately compound leaves, flat heads of musky-scented white spring flowers, fall clusters of vibrant red-orange berry-like pomes and vibrant fall leaf color that ranges from yellow to red or burgundy.
The edible pomes are favored by birds, but may also be processed into a tasty, tart jelly that is eaten with poultry or game.
Proper pruning and training is reuqired when young to develop a well shaped tree since it often can develop multiple trunks. Good for bonsai cultivation.