Sorbus aucuparia #2 at Cathays Cemetery

Sorbus aucuparia 0

Sorbus aucuparia
early July 2021

Sorbus aucuparia 1

Sorbus aucuparia
late July 2021

Sorbus aucuparia 2

Sorbus aucuparia
late October 2021

Grid reference ST 18081 78368
Common name Mountain ash
Common name Comon rowan
Origin Europe, N. Africa, Asia Minor
Deciduous Yes
Map section V
Height 5M August 2021
Girth 56cm August 2021
Reference 742

This tree is opposite Robert Street and G. & J. Motors.

Sorbus aucuparia bark

Sorbus aucuparia bark
early July 2021

Sorbus aucuparia leaf1

Sorbus aucuparia leaves & fruit
early July 2021

Sorbus aucuparia fruit1

Sorbus aucuparia fruit
early July 2021

Sorbus aucuparia fruit2

Sorbus aucuparia fruit
early July 2021

Sorbus aucuparia fruit3

Sorbus aucuparia fruit
mid July 2021

General tree description

Sorbus aucuparia is a small to medium-sized tree, typically around 15 metres tall and exceptionally up to 25 metres. It has an open spire shape and smooth, silvery grey bark. The leaves are pinnate, comprising 11 to 19 sharply toothed leaflets, somewhat rectangular, each leaflet about 5cm long and serrated nearly to its base. They are dark green above and grey-green and downy beneath. The autumn colour is orange. In late spring there are large clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by bright red 1cm fruits in large dense bunches.