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Sorbus scopulina

Mountain Ash, Greene's Mt. Ash

Community: Mountain

Brief Description

Palm-like branches in dark green show off orange-red berries.

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  • Gorgeous Red Berries
  • Vibrant Fall Foliage
  • Unique Foliage Texture
  • Berries Feed Birds

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Availability: Temporarily sold out. New inventory is made available in the spring and fall of each year.

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Plant Description and Details

Outstanding red berries punctuate the fall forest greens, lasting until the birds finish their banquet. Behind the berry clusters, palm-shaped leaves impart an exotic (yet native!) feel to the landscape. It can reach heights of 10' or more, eitherbranching at the base or more of a single-trunked tree. It suckers from the roots, so it will slowly form a thicket. It is very similar to the European Mt. Ash commonly sold in the nursery trade (S. aucuparia), but this native Mt. Ash is more shrubby.

Common Names Mountain Ash, Greene's Mt. Ash
Community Mountain
Annual Water Needs 20-30 inches
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Mountain scapes, streamsides, slopes, in all western states.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Showy yard specimen, shrubscape, shady spots, part of a hedgerow.
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 8 ft.
Group Spacing 5-10 ft.
Blossom Color White
Blooms Early Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Top prune to force shrubby or prune lower branches off to a single stem.
Wildlife Notes Birds and small animals eat the berries.
Plants Symbol SOSC2
Lewis & Clark Yes
 

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