European Rowan

Sorbus aucuparia L.


NATURE deciduous tree
LEAF composed: oddly pinnate
  Leaf edge: saw-toothed
Leaf shape: oblong
Nervation: feather-veined
FRUIT pitvrucht

Medical value: The fruit can be used as a remedy to advance urinating.
Use: They are also used as bait to catch birds, which love it.  The fruit can also be processed into jam and alcoholic beverages.  They are very rich in vitamin C.


Bloom. All months in which we can find blooming specimens. Regional differences may occur.
Harvest Time. All months in which we can find ripe fruits on trees. Unripe fruit can be found earlier on trees and shrubs. Sometimes even throughout the year, as happens with trees such as pines, this fruit ripens over several years.
Both flowers and ripe fruit may occur at the same time in some months.