Oakleaf Mountain Ash #15

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$259.99

Botanical Name: Sorbus X Hybrida

An interesting hybrid accent tree, featuring unique semi-compound foliage with silver undersides, turning shades of yellow in fall, showy clusters of white flowers in spring, dark red berries in fall, needs well drained soil, resistant to fireblight

Plant Categories: Tree, Flowering Tree, Ornamental Tree, Shade Tree, Deciduous Tree


Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun


Plant Height
30 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
20 Feet

Advantages:

Flowering Plant

Noteworthy Shape

Interesting Fall Color

Provides Winter Interest

Interesting Bark

Attracts Birds

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Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone2b
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormPyramidal

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorWhite
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryMountain Ash
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Shade

Details

Planting & Growing

Oakleaf Mountain Ash will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Landscape Attributes

Oakleaf Mountain Ash is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

Disease

Oakleaf Mountain Ash is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Shade

Ornamental Features

Oakleaf Mountain Ash features showy clusters of white flowers held atop the branches in mid spring. The orange fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from early to late fall. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy lobed leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.