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Sorbus thuringiaca 'Fastigiata'

More About Sorbus thuringiaca 'Fastigiata'

  • Broadly upright, oval crown with ascending branches
  • Elliptic to ovate, deeply lobed, deep green leaves in the summer
  • Foliage turns a yellow-brown in the fall
  • Clusters of flat, small, white flowers
  • Flowers give way to drooping clusters of 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:

5

Height:

6-8 m

Spread:

3-4 m

Colour:

White
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Oakleaf Mountainash Growing and Maintenance Tips

This slower growing, compact, shade tree is ideal for smaller landscapes. The leaves of oakleaf mountainash resemble an oakleaf, hence the common name.  The berries attract a wide range of birds.


Sorbus thuringiaca 'Fastigiata' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color
Berries

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Compact
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green
Silver

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Sorbus thuringiaca 'Fastigiata'

Sorbus decora

Sorbus decora

Showy Mountainash

Sorbus aucuparia 'Fastigiata'

Sorbus aucuparia 'Fastigiata'

Pyramidal Mountainash