Sorbus trees are also known as Mountain Ash, Rowan trees, and Whitebeam. Lovely white, pink, red and yellow berries appear in autumn alongside a wonderful display of foliage. One of the most diverse range, interesting, and rewarding of tree groups for gardens.
Sorbus berries make delicious jellies similar to crab apples. You have to be quick to get berries from the Sorbus tree, because the birds will take the red berries first, leaving the obviously less appetising other colours until later. This way a collection of Sorbus can attract a wide variety of birds over several months.
The Rowanberry tree is easy to grow in almost any soil. Sorbus trees are very hardy and are tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions. Some varieties of rowan trees are very good host trees for mistletoe.