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Sorbus (Mountain Ash Tree or Rowan)

Mountain Ash Trees, Rowans, or Whitebeams are deciduous, tall woody shrubs to small trees with oval, serrated or feathered, glossy dark green leaves. They make compact umbels with white, creamy-white to greenish-yellow flowers followed by most ornamental salmon-pink, orange-red to dark brownish-red berries in late summer and autumn. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. All species are very adoptable and robust. Seeds are always very scarce and selecting pure seed is extremely time and material consuming.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil, slightly moist soil. Keep pots in a sunny spot outside during winter. Seeds require a cooling period for several months before they germinate in following spring. After germination keep seedlings slightly drier. Plant out from spring to autumn as soon as young plants are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6, unless not stated differently.
20 seeds per package.
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Sorbus americana (American Mountain Ash)

Sorbus americana (American Mountain Ash)

4 (8)m, American Mountain Ash is a deciduous, tall and broad woody shrub to small tree with spreading branches, broadly feathered, dark green leaves and dense clusters of white flowers followed by intense orange red berries in autumn. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot partially shaded spot. V-VI.

Sorbus aria ssp. cretica (Crete Rowan)

Sorbus aria ssp. cretica (Crete Rowan)

2 (4)m, Crete Rowan is a tall deciduous, strongly branching woody shrub with white flower umbels followed by ornamental, edible, orange-red fruits in late summer and autumn. Fruits are used on Cyprus to prepare a delicious preserves and marmalades. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. V-VI.

Sorbus decora (Showy Mountain Ash)

Sorbus decora (Showy Mountain Ash)

3 (7)m, Showy Mountain Ash is a deciduous, tall and broad woody shrub to small tree from North America with spreading branches, broadly feathered, glossy leaves and dense clusters of white flowers followed by scarlet berries in autumn. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot partially shaded spot. V-VI.

Sorbus discolor (Chinese Mountain Ash)

Sorbus discolor (Chinese Mountain Ash)

2 (4)m, Chinese Mountain Ash is a deciduous, tall woody shrub with upright growing stems, broadly feathered leaves and loose clusters of white flowers followed by bright orange berries in early autumn. Native of montane woods in northern China. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot partially shaded spot. V-VI.

Sorbus domestica (Servicetree)

Sorbus domestica (Servicetree)

3 (7)m, Servicetree is a tall woody shrub to small tree with broadly feathered, leathery, dark green leaves and showy, edible yellowish-red fruits in late summer and early autumn. It is native throughout Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia and has become increasingly rare. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot. III-IV.

Sorbus glabrescens (White-fruited Rowan)

Sorbus glabrescens (White-fruited Rowan)

2 (4)m, White-fruited Rowan is tall woody Chinese shrub with showy white fruits in autumn and feathered leaves. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained rocky soil in a sunny spot. IV-V.

Sorbus koehneana (White-fruited Chinese Rowan)

Sorbus koehneana (White-fruited Chinese Rowan)

2 (4)m, White-fruited Chinese Rowan is a tall woody shrub vom central China with showy white fruits in mid summer and bluish-green, feathered leaves. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained rocky soil in a sunny spot. IV-V.

Sorbus rupicola (Rock Whitebeam)

Sorbus rupicola (Rock Whitebeam)

2 (4)m, Rock Whitebeam is a deciduous, tall woody shrub with upright growing stems, oval, serrated, glossy, dark green leaves and loose clusters of white flowers followed by dark red berries in early autumn. Native of limestone rock walls in Northern Europe. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot partially shaded spot. Hand selected seeds. V-VI.

Sorbus sargentiana (Sargent's Rowan)

Sorbus sargentiana (Sargent's Rowan)

3 (5)m, Sargent's Rowan (formerly offered as Sorbus spec. 002), has ornamental, dense umbels of bright yellowish-orange fruits and broadly feathered leaves, turning bright orange-red in autumn. A showy species from woods in China. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained rocky soil in a sunny spot. IV-V.

Sorbus scalaris (Chinese Mountain Ash)

Sorbus scalaris (Chinese Mountain Ash)

3 (7)m, Chinese Mountain Ash is a deciduous, tall woody Chinese shrub with arching stems, narrow, leathery, glossy leaves and most ornamental clusters of white flowers followed by densely packed bright rose-red berries in autumn. An extremely beuatiful, compact growing species for any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot partially shaded spot. V-VI.

Sorbus scopulina (Cascade Mountain Ash)

Sorbus scopulina (Cascade Mountain Ash)

2 (4)m, Cascade Mountain Ash is a deciduous, tall woody shrub with upright growing stems, broadly feathered, glossy leaves and loose clusters of white flowers followed by bright orange berries in early autumn. Native of montane woods from S Alaska to N California, E Dakota, and S Utah and New Mexico. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot partially shaded spot. V-VI.

Sorbus spec. 001

Sorbus spec. 001

3 (5)m, an unidentified species with ornamental, dense umbels of bright scarlet fruits and broadly feathered leaves, turning bright red in autumn. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained rocky soil in a sunny spot. IV-V.

Sorbus vilmorinii (Vilmorin's Mountain Ash)

Sorbus vilmorinii (Vilmorin's Mountain Ash)

3 (7)m, Vilmorin's Mountain Ash is a deciduous, tall woody shrub to small tree with arching branches, clusters of white flowers followed by showy pale rose red berries and broadly feathered leaves, turning bright orange-brown in early autumn. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot partially shaded spot. V-VI.

Sorbus x thuringiaca (Hybrid Service Tree)

Sorbus x thuringiaca (Hybrid Service Tree)

3 (7)m, Hybrid Service Tree is a naturally ocurring hybrid, which was found the first time in 1773 in the vicinity of the city of Eisenach, Germany. Its' parents are Sorbus aucuparia (European Rowan) and Sorbus aria (Mountain Ash Tree). Makes a tall shrub to small tree with showy clusters of bright orange fruits and broadly feathered leaves, turning bright orange-yellow in autumn. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.