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Sorbus aucuparia
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Plant Type: Deciduous Trees, Flowering Trees

This valuable ornamental tree bears showy white flowers and orange-red fruits. The bark is smooth and dark gray and marked with horizontal lines.  The fall leaf color can range from yellow, red, and reddish purple, making a showy fall display.  A rapid growing tree that is upright when young and spreading at maturity.  Birds will love this tree!  Fruits mature in late spring but often remain on the tree through fall and into early winter, making it a great food source for the birds.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Plant in a cool, moist location.  It prefers acid soils with good drainage.

Flower Color

orange-red fruit

Foliage Color

Red in fall. Deep green until fall.

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

acid soils with good drainage.

Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time

August through September

Critter Resistance


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

Fall due to orange clusters of fruit.