Birds Attracted to American Mountain Ash
Native to North America
STATE DISTRIBUTION (USDA): CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
CANADIAN DISTRIBUTION: NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
American Mountain Ash Identification and Relationship with Birds
A small deciduous tree renowned for its beauty, the American Mountain Ash produces showy white flowers in spring, warm yellow foliage in fall, and fiery red/orange berry clusters in late fall to early winter. American Mountain Ash ranges from 15 to 30 feet tall, with a spread of 15 to 25 feet. The flowers will attract insects and caterpillars (which will in turn attract insectivorous birds) and the berries are eaten by many birds. They are a favorite of the American Robin and Cedar Waxwing.