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Sorbus aucuparia /European Mountain Ash

Sorbus aucuparia  / Sorbus aucuparia
Fruit just beginning to ripen in Upstate New York in August
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Fruit just beginning to ripen in Upstate New York in August

Cluster of seed and foliage

Fruit and foliage

Cluster of almost repened fruit in late summer

Compound leaf

A tree in leaf with ripening foliage

In Juneau, Alaska in early September

Ripe fruit

Fruit and foliage

Branch heavy with fruit

Ripe fruit in Juneau, Alaska

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Scientific Name: Sorbus aucuparia
Common Name: European Mountain Ash
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: This mountain ash produces five inch clusters of white flowers followed by similar sized clusters of orange-red berries. This is a popular tree in the northern part of the country. It tolerates a wide range of growing conditions but is short lived in warm parts of the country.