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Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash)

Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Taller Rounded Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Sorbus aucuparia Description

This medium sized native tree an ideal low maintenance informal option for any medium / large garden. With attractive cut leaves and upright form, white summer blossom, followed by autumnal red berries and yellow leaf colour. 12m tall x 8m wide.


Sorbus aucuparia - Cultivation Notes

Surviving on poor soils, being suited to very acid soils. Fully hardy and capable of growing under very exposed / polluted conditions - this tree is a good all rounder. Prune out dead / diseased wood in summer.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Sorbus aucuparia:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Sorbus aucuparia:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour

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Common Missspellings: Sawbus, Sorbes, Sorbis, Serbis, Sorbas