American Mountain Ash, Dogberry
|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.
Small, white, summer flowers are followed by rounded and showy bright red fruits in fall on this tree.
Attributes - Sorbus americana
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Mid Summer
Flower Color: White
Height: 25 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 22 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Rust, Scales.
Sorbus alnifolia, Sorbus aucuparia, Sorbus scopulina