Sorbus aucuparia European mountain-ash; rowan Rosaceae SOAU*; Q, f; R;


Sorbus (Accessed 5/2014).

Sorbus (Accessed 5/2014).

Sorbus aucuparia  is a tree to 10 m tall, young branches white-hairy; stipules on young stems, about 0.5 cm, deeply toothed. 

Leaves alternate, pinnately compound to 22 cm long, leaflets almost sessile, 9-15, to 5 cm long, oblong, tip pointed, base rounded, margin toothed, or double-toothed, dull green above, pale-hairy below. 

Flowers white, radially symmetrical, 5 petals, stamens 15-20; inflorescence branched, flat-topped, to 15 cm wide. 

Fruit fleshy, bright red, 1 cm wide, berry-like (a pome) with several seeds. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very Infrequent. 

Origin: Europe. 

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation, prefers soil pH 5.5-7.5 (USDA, NRCS 2010). 

Notes: Numerous cultivars and hybrids with native (Sorbus americana) and Asian species.