European Mountain Ash, Rowan Tree
|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.
This Mountain Ash is grown for its showy orange-red berries that ripen in late summer.
Attributes - Sorbus aucuparia
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring
Flower Color: White
Height: 20 ft. to 50 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Hot Climates. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Black Spot, Rust, Scales, Spider Mites.
Sorbus alnifolia, Sorbus americana, Sorbus scopulina