Amur Mountain-Ash

Amur Mountain-ash – Sorbus amurensis

Amur Mountain-ash

This compact tree’s delicate, fern-like foliage makes an ideal ornamental for gardens and specimens. The showy white flowers appear in early summer, and the abundant orange fruit appear in summer, persisting through winter. Fruit provides palatable browse for many animals and birds, but is not suitable for human consumption, except, perhaps for various folk remedies; the plant is not toxic.

Amur Mountain-ash foliage

Showy summer flowers are white to yellow. Fruit is an elongated pod, winter persistent and does not create a litter problem.  Grows best in full sun, in well-drained soil, drought tolerant in reasonable soil. Tolerates clay; loam; sand; acidic; occasionally wet; alkaline.

Family Rosaceae – Rose Family; Fruit Trees
Containing Hawthorns, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Peach, Almond, Mountain-Ash and Whitebeam. Rosaceae is a large family of plants with about 3,000 species in ~100 genera. Crabapple and other fruit trees provide some of our most outstanding flowering ornamentals.

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