Mountain ash

Sorbus aucuparia

Mountain ash - Sorbus aucuparia

Common Name: Mountain ash
Genus: Sorbus
Species: aucuparia

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for wildlife, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 15.00 m (1500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 7.00 m (700 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Red, YellowFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Rounded tree with mid- to rich green leaves that turn deep red and yellow in autumn especially after cool summers. Sprays of tiny white flowers cover the tree in late spring followed by bunches of red berries in autumn. Berries are quickly eaten by birds making it ideal for a wild or woodland garden. This conical-shaped tree can also tolerate harsh conditions and is perfect for a small urban garden.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.


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