Cardinal Royal® European mountainash (Sorbus aucuparia `Mitchred`)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
European mountainash
European mountainash
European mountainash (Sorbus aucuparia)

Cultivars:
'Mitchred' (Cardinal Royal®)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
25 to 35 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, narrow to oval form; 25-35’ tall; 15-20’ wide; heavy fruiter; bright-red fruit; dark green leaves, silvery underneath; susceptible to a number of insects and diseases, especially fireblight

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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