Sorbus aucuparia Sorbus

Sorbus

Rowan or Mountain Ash

Description: An upright deciduous tree with lance-shaped leaves, dark green above, blue-green underneath turning yellow through to orange in autumn. Flat clusters of white flowers in late spring, are followed by large bunches of bright red fruit, attractive to birds in the early autumn.

History: (Europe) A native tree widespread in the UK.

Sorbus Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Hardy and tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 5m x 3m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • M Size: Medium
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Wet tolerant

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