The Mountain Ash is an attractive native tree, especially in Autumn with it's characteristic bright red berries. The tree lives up to it's name in mountainous areas as it can grow at high altitude and on poor, rocky ground. The ash is a medium sized symmetrical tree with an upright growth habit that is suitable for a medium to large garden and makes a good specimen or avenue tree.
The rowan is also and important native wildlife supporter for pollinators and birds. A mistle thrush will defend a rowan tree or holly as its territory, not for nesting, but through the winter as its feeding territory.