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European Mountain Ash

Botanical Name
Sorbus aucuparia
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 6(7)
Height
20 to 40 feet
Width
20 to 40 feet
Flowers
May: white, flat topped clusters, malodorous
Fruit
Clusters of small, orange-red berry-like pomes
Fall Color
Yellow to reddish-purple
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, cool
Planting & Care
  • Transplant as balled and burlap
  • Avoid pollution, compacted soils, hot and dry locations
Problems
Fireblight, canker, scab, blister mist, rust
Varieties
  • Cardinal RoyalTM - foliage is green above and silver below, brilliant red fruits
  • Brilliant Yellow - yellow fruit, oval form, 30x20'

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