Sorbus americana

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.
Sorbus americana, American Mountain Ash, Dogberry
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

Foliage: Deciduous

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.

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