Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia 'Asplenifolia')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Other
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 30'
Plant Spread: 20'
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Dec 13, 2011 6:18 PM

Larger than American Mountain Ash with white flowers in spring, green leaflets in summer turning orange in fall. Reddish-orange ornamental berries persist through winter. In my area they are a favorite of large flocks of Waxwings and by mid winter are stripped clean of berries.

Prune while dormant to direct branching and eliminate crossing or rubbing branches. Fertilize in spring.

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