Showy Mountain Ash

Sorbus decora

Family :
Rosaceae
Origin :
Indigenous
Hardiness Zone :
2a
Light requirement :
Sun
Height at maturity :
8 m
Spread at maturity :
6 m
Crown shape :
Oval. Single stem.
Roots :
Intermediate
Spacing requirement from power lines :
4 m
Growth rate :
Average
Tolerance to road salt :
Low
Tolerance to pollution :
Low
Common problems (disease, fungus, insects) :
Slight sensitivity to fire blight; few entomological problems.
SPECIAL COMMENTS :
Very hardy. Tolerates de-icing salt. Adapts to various soils.

LEAVES

Glaucous green leaves in summer;
Oranges, red-orange and purples in the fall;
Composed of 11 to 15
lanceolate leaflets and serrated.

FLOWERS

White corymbs 5-10 cm in diameter;
Late flowering in summer.

FRUITS

Scarlet red berries in summer; Inedible; Loved by birds.

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