Sorbus aucuparia Cardinal Royal™
Common name: 
Cardinal Royal Mountain Ash
Pronunciation: 
SOR-bus aw-ku-PAH-ree-a
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
'Michred'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree, 35 ft (11 m) tall and 20 ft (7.6 m) wide, upright, narrow habit, vigorous, leaves are dark green above, gray-silvery below, leaves rust colored in fall, fruit is bright red and colors early (early August).
  • Sun to part shade, prefers acid soils.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 2      Introduced by Michigan State University.
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  • plant habit, summer

    plant habit, summer

  • leaves and fruit culsters

    leaves and fruit culsters

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    fruit cluster and leaves