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Sorbus aucuparia
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Sorbus aucuparia

Mountain Ash and Whitebeam

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

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Tolerates exposed site Tolerates exposed site
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Replacement prune Replacement prune