Beautifully veined mountain ash Sorbus caloneura

beautifully veined mountain ash


S. caloneura is a large shrub or small tree, up to 12m tall in the wild, 4-5m tall in cultivation, with erect stems and wide-spreading branches in a flat-topped, tiered crown. The doubly-toothed simple leaves appear in early spring, or even late winter, and are at first bronze-tinted before becoming green and then turning golden-orange in autumn. Dense clusters, 5-8cm across, of clear white flowers with pink-purple anthers appear in early summer, followed by rounded or pear-shaped brown fruits, about 1cm long, in late summer and early autumn

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      beautifully veined mountain ash

    • Common names

      Sorbus aronioides

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      2.5-4 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required / group 1

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Wildlife Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed

  • insectPests

    May be affected by aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale and other scale insects, a gall mite, mountain ash blister mite / pear blister mite, leaf weevils, and leopard moth

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by a rust (Gymnosporangium cornutum), honey fungus, Phytophthora root and collar rots, silver leaf, fireblight, coral spot, and apple canker