IS THERE ANY SPECIES OF MOUNTAIN ASH THAT CAN BE GROWN IN ZONE 8, ( THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE ). I LOVE THESE TREES, BUT CAN,T SEEM TO FIND ANY HERE. YOUR INPUT WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED,,,SINCERELY KIT JENKINS OF MIRAMAR BEACH, FL. 32550 EMAIL...KAFFSMOM@COX.NET
I'm thinking it is too warm in Florida...the only possible one I can think of is Sorbus maderiensis...it is the one that naturally grows the furthest south of any mountain-ash species...I think the island of Madiera has a mild-winter climate the most similar to northern Florida.
Good-luck finding that species...I expect it will be difficult to find in North America.