Value To Songbirds
American Mountain Ash produces clusters of bright red pome fruits which attract some 14 species of songbirds throughout the country. Among the common backyard songbirds are the eastern bluebird, and the gray catbird.
Showy and other mountain ash trees are small enough to fit comfortably in the typical suburban yard. (They are not particularly resistant to urban conditions). Plant them as individual specimens to brighten a neglected corner of the yard, or in groups to command attention.