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Sorbus aucuparia

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

Interesting Notes:

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:

10-12 m

Spread:

7-8 m

Colour:

White
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Oval
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Purple
Red
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Sorbus aucuparia

Crataegus x lavallei

Crataegus x lavallei

Lavalle Hawthorn