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Sorbus scopulina

Western Mountain Ash
Rosaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries

SORBUS

These natives of mountainous areas are valued for showy flowers and showier fruit. Blossoms are grouped in broad, flat clusters that are scattered over the foliage canopy in spring; they develop into hanging clusters of small, berrylike fruit that colors up in late summer or early autumn. Most species have red or orange-red fruit, but white, pink, and golden forms are occasionally available. Birds feed on the fruit, but usually not until after leaves have fallen. Foliage is typically finely cut and somewhat fernlike, though some less widely planted species have undivided leaves.

Sorbus scopulina

Native towestern North America. To 3–15 ft. tall and wide, often withreddish bark. Leaves to 2 1/2 in.long, with up to 15 deeplytoothed leaflets; shiny darkgreen above, paler beneath.Orange-red fall color. Orangeto bright red fruit.

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