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Redbird Korean Mountain Ash*

Sorbus alnifolia 'Redbird'

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Redbird Korean Mountain Ash (Sorbus alnifolia 'Redbird') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Redbird Korean Mountain Ash

Redbird Korean Mountain Ash

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  35 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A relatively uncommon accent tree featuring showy clusters of white flowers in spring followed by brilliant red berries lasting into winter, rigidly upright habit and single leaves, unlike other species; needs very well drained soil

Ornamental Features

Redbird Korean Mountain Ash features showy clusters of white flowers held atop the branches in mid spring. The red fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from early fall to late winter. It has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The oval leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Redbird Korean Mountain Ash is a deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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

Redbird Korean Mountain Ash is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Redbird Korean Mountain Ash will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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