(Rowan) Native to North America, Sorbus decora grows to be a large shrub or small tree with pinnate (feather-like) leaves and white flowers in Spring followed by masses of bright red berries in autumn.
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Native to North America, Sorbus decora grows to be a large shrub or small tree with pinnate (feather-like) leaves and white flowers in Spring followed by masses of bright red berries in autumn. The berries are colourful and popular with birds and the blue-green leaves turn shades of yellow, orange or red before falling in autumn.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Sorbus decora grows to be a tall shrub or eventually very small, branching, rounded tree.
- Height: up to 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft)
- Spread: 4 m (13 ft)
- Important Please Read - Sorbus (Rowan / Mountain Ash) species and cultivars are not and cannot be affected by the Ash disease, Chalara fraxinea. Despite the potentially confusing name, mountain ashes are actually in the rose family, Rosacaea, and are closely related to apples and pears etc. Fraxinus excelsior (Common ash), are in the olive family, Oleaceae and the wind born disease recently found in the UK is completely specific to this genus.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Windy & Exposed
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Fruit - Ornamental
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