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Sorbus americana Marsh. (American Mountain Ash) 
Sorbus aucuparia
L.           (European Mountain Ash)
Sorbus decora Schneid.    (Showy Mountain Ash)

Zone 2-3 American Mountain Ash


Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 8 m (27 ft)

Spread: 5 m (17 ft)

Life span: 30-50 years

Why Plant It?

  • Highly decorative, with showy flowers, fruit and fall colour
  • Fruit attracts birds, particularly cedar waxwings
  • Not recommended for planting near sidewalks, as the falling berries
    American Mountain Ash
    Mountain Ash Berries

    Mountain ash trees bear highly ornamental
    flowers and fruit

    will stain vehicles, concrete and clothing.


  • Full sun
  • Well-drained soil


  • Heavily shaded sites
  • Alkaline soils
  • Poorly drained sites; susceptible to drowning




Last updated: 2/23/2017 11:24:49 AM