More About Sorbus aucuparia
- Narrow, upright to oval crown with ascending branches
- 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 orange-red berries
- Bloom Time: May
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).
European Mountainash Growing and Maintenance Tips
A good lawn specimen with its white flowers followed by showy berries. Sorbus is best suited for areas with a cooler climate.
Sorbus aucuparia Characteristics
Moist to Average