Many are accustomed to the fact that mountain ash is a wild-growing tree with openwork leaves and bitter-tasting orange-red fruits. However, the genus Rowan has about 80 species of trees with berries of various colors.
Rowan looks elegant at any time of the year. Whatever the type and variety you choose, the plant will make your garden bright, and in the fall it will be impossible to look away from its scarlet brushes.
Most ornamental varieties have complex feathery leaves. In spring and summer, they are green, and in autumn they become yellow, orange, scarlet and burgundy.
Fluffy inflorescences and bright fruits
At the beginning of summer, numerous white flowers bloom among the feathery leaves, in the place of which berries of a rich color ripen in autumn. Large (up to 10 cm) white-cream inflorescences exude a fragrant aroma.
Depending on the type and variety, the fruits of mountain ash can be white, scarlet, yellow, pink, orange and even black.
With the onset of winter, the mountain ash does not completely shed its bright outfit. On the branches are hanging clusters of berries. They do not crumble even under the weight of snow, but rather they are eaten by birds.
Rowan in landscape design
Rowan trees of all varieties are perfectly combined with coniferous plants, willow, black poplar and ash. A bright ensemble with rowan also will "make up" spireas and barberries.
Thanks to the feathery leaves, through which the light penetrates, under the mountain ash you can plant perennial flowers and compact shrubs, which prefer penumbra. And this tree looks good as a tapeworm.
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