Scientific Name: Sorbus decora Form: Round
Common Name:showy mountain ash, northern mountain ash Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:RosaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):7 - 10m x 4 - 5m
Origin: U.S. - northeast, Canada - eastern Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lustrous, Odd-pinnate, Lanceolate, Oblong, Serrate
Flowers: Corymb, (Floriferous), White, Apr- May
Fruit: Pome, Edible, Orange, Red, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Acidic, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Tall background, Fall interest, Specimen plant, Attract birds
Key ID Features:Small deciduous tree; bark with horizontal pattern; leaves pinnately compound, leaflets 11-15, bluish-green to gray-green, 5-10 cm long, serrated, lanceolate; red rachis. Winter ID: buds large, hairy, resemble pussy willows; fruit persistent, small red-orange pomes in terminal clusters.