The European Mountain Ash (Rowan) is available in the United States.
The two planted at a SuperAmerica down the street from me are the
European variety (ha ha, they also have two hawthornes and I'm sure
the gas station has no idea they're both sacred trees), so I suppose
any good nursery should be able to get one for you. I've never heard
of special pests or such, so I wouldn't think transportation through
state lines would be a problem (except maybe California and Arizona--
they're much stricter than many places.) Most catalogues I've seen
have the American varieties.
On a small digression, my calendar at home puts yesterday's new moon
as Ogromios, the ancient Gaulish month for "time of ice". Boy, they
got it right. We've had a _lot_ of freezing rain here over the last
24 hours, and people are just sliding in to school and work. It's a
mess. I'm beginning to really wish for spring. It's gotten to the
point that I don't think I want to turn on the Olympics and see snow.
Elisabeth Eilir Rowan
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University of Kentucky