Name Mountain Ash
Scientific Name Sorbus americana
Wildlife Value Good
Average height 17’
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Drought Tolerance Fair
Growth Rate Moderate
Fruit red pome
Special Characteristics provides food during the winter
Seedling Size 12”-18”
General Description: Mountain ash are considered a small tree. Prefers to be on the edges of forests or partial openings to receive some direct sunlight. Flowers in large clusters. The fruit turn reddish color between mid- August to mid-September. The delicate fern like leaves will turn a yellow color in fall. The bark becomes scaly as the tree matures.
Pests: borers such as the flat-headed apple tree borer or the round-headed borer.
Uses: Provides food for birds through the winter months.