|Decorative and tough, Mountain Ash's scattered flower clusters yield colorful hanging fruits. The red, yellow, orange, pink and white fruit is a treat for birds. In fall, their fernlike foliage turns orange to red. Best in northern climates, they tolerate wind, cold and dry weather. Do not like summer heat. Good specimen or shade trees, though fruit can cause litter. Some are difficult to transplant. Prone to various diseases, canker, fireblight and borers, especially on plants under stress. Stressed by alkaline soils, compacted soils and air pollution.
A conical, then spreading tree. Its oval, toothed, leaves that are glossy green in summer and bright orange-red in fall. In late spring, clusters of small white flowers are later followed by egg-shaped, red-orange berries that last into winter.
Attributes - Sorbus alnifolia
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Spring
Flower Color: White
Height: 40 ft. to 60 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot.