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Sorbus Aucuparia Fastigiata has many names including Sorbus Fastigiata, Rowan or Mountain Ash. In many parts of the world, the tree is also known Sorbus Decora Nana and Sorbus Thuringiaca Fastigiata.
Sorbus Aucuparia Fastigiata is a narrow, columnar variety of Rowan / Mountain Ash. Fastigiata is a remarkable distinctive slow growing columnar small tree up to heights of max 5.5 Metres. A deciduous tree, it is extremely hardy and flourishes with only minimal care. It has readily naturalized throughout the northern regions of North America, Newfoundland and Alaska.
Sorbus Aucuparia Fastigiata grows in a narrow upright fashion. It features very stout closely erect stems. The pinnate leaves are large and have 11 to 15 individual dark green leaflets. During the autumn, the leaves turn a brilliant yellow. Clusters of creamy white flowers that measure 12 centimeters across appear in the spring. Following flowering, the tree produces bright waxy red berries that grow in densely packed bunches. Each of the berries measures 1 centimeter across. The berries are a favourite food source for wild birds.
Height and Spread of the Sorbus Aucuparia Fastigiata Sorbus Fastigiata grows to a height of 5.5 metres. It has an upright crown that sharply descends downward. It has an ultimate spread of 2 to 3 metres.
How Hardy is the Sorbus Aucuparia Fastigiata? This variety of Mountain Ash is hardy to zone H4, which means it can tolerate temperatures from -20 to -15. It will grow throughout all of the UK and across northern Europe.
How to Use the Sorbus Aucuparia Fastigiata? The Fastigiate Mountain Ash makes an excellent small shade tree or landscape specimen. It is also an ideal pollinator. The tree’s petite size makes it fit well in any landscape. It is also an excellent pollinator.
How to Care for the Sorbus Aucuparia Fastigiata Plant this Mountain Ash tree in a location that offers full sun or partial shade. It thrives in rich, organic soil. It grows best when planted in slightly acidic soil conditions but it will tolerate alkaline. Unlike many other trees, it can stand up against strong winds and blazingly hot summer sun. In order for the tree to create outstanding autumn colours, it must be watered frequently during the summer months.
Sorbus Aucuparia Fastigiata is a hardy tree that survives adverse weather conditions with ease. It should be planted in a section of the garden where its visual beauty can be truly appreciated.