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Sorbus decora

More About Sorbus decora

  • Upright, oval to rounded crown with ascending branches
  • Blue-green, compound leaves in the summer, turn reddish-purple in the fall
  • Clusters of flat, small, white flowers
  • Flowers give way to drooping clusters of shiny, red berries late in the summer
  • Bloom Time: Late spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Birds love to eat the berries from showy mountainash, especially in the winter when other foods are hard to find. 

Mountain ash has ash-like leaves, but are members of the rose family, and are not related to true ash (Fraxinus of the olive family). Sorbus are not a host plant of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis).

Zone:

2

Height:

8-10 m

Spread:

6-8 m

Colour:

White

Showy Mountainash Growing and Maintenance Tips

A good lawn specimen with its white flowers followed by showy berries. Showy mountainash can tolerate different levels of soil moisture and some shade.

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Sorbus decora Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Oval
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Purple
Red

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Sorbus decora

Crataegus mollis

Crataegus mollis

Downy Hawthorn

Crataegus crus-galli

Crataegus crus-galli

Cockspur Hawthorn