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Showy mountain ash

Sorbus decora

Also known as

Mountain ash

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

8m

7m

Min

5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Showy mountain ash Overview

This is an upright tree or shrub with pinnate leaves with elliptic to oval dark blue green leaflets turning orange-red in autumn. It bears white flowers in corymbs in late spring followed by bright red berries.

Common problems with Showy mountain ash

How to propagate Showy mountain ash

Budding

Propagate by softwood cuttings or budding in summer.

Cuttings

Other uses of Showy mountain ash

Grown for their foliage, small, 5 petalled flowers, attractive fruits and in some species, autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.