Sorbus aucuparia--European Mountain Ash
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 6
Height: 30 ft
Spread: 20 ft Form: oval
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Flowers: white, late spring
Comments: European Mountain Ash has a rapid growth rate at first but slows down with
age, leaving it a medium-sized shade tree. The tree has no particular soil preference and
can be susceptible to several serious pests. The abundant white flowers appear in the spring after the leaves. The fruits are orange-red but cultivars have fruits of other
colors, both colors provide a striking burst of summer color. The fall color is red. The
MountainAsh is not a true ash (Fraxinus species) so is not affected by
the Emerald Ash Borer.
'Michred' (Cardinal Royal(R))(PP3114) - A Michigan State University selection that produces red rather than orange berries.
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