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
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).
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.
Sorbus decora Characteristics
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)