General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Plant Height: 10 to 80 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

specimen in summer

Honey Bees in the Garden:  MayHoney Bees in the Garden: May
By Mindy03 on May 5, 2011

May is a month that showcases flowers for special days. Flowers for May Day, flowers for Mother's Day, flowers for Memorial Day and flowers for the honey bees.

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Location: Pottstown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2017-08-08specimen in summer
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Location: Chicago, Illinois suburbsDate: May in the 1980'sEuropean Mt-Ash flower cluster & foliage
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Location: Chicago, Illinois suburbsDate: early September in 1980'sEuropean Mt-Ash fruit cluster
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 12, 2019 12:15 PM

There are about 80 to 100 species of this genus in the Rose or Apple Family (Rosaceae) in the cooler regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the largest number of species in east Asia. Most species develop as small trees, but some get to be somewhat large trees and some species are shrubs. Most species have pinnate compound leaves and terminal clusters of small, white, apple-like flowers that bear usually small pomes (berries) that are red to orange to yellow or white to pink or even brown. The Service Tree of southern & eastern Europe bears about 1 inch long fruit looking like small pears and definitely edible. Sorbus has been able to hybridize with Aronia (Chokeberry) and some other rosaceous members. There have been botanists who have classified these species as part of the Pear genus (Pyrus).

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