Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Introducing the Sorbus decora Northern Mountain Ash, also known as the Showy Mountain Ash. This deciduous shrub or small tree is native to northeastern North America and can grow up to 10 meters tall. Its pinnately compound leaves and large clusters of flowers and fruits make it very similar to the American mountain-ash but can be distinguished by its shiny and sticky buds. The Showy Mountain Ash is often cultivated for its cold-hardiness, attractive flowers, and clusters of small red berry-like pomes that are an important source of food for wildlife, particularly birds in the winter and early spring. Its fruits can also be eaten raw or cooked in preserves - taste is best after a frost. Additionally, the peeled stems can be turned into a decoction and used in the treatment of backaches. This amazing plant thrives in fine textured soils and partial shade, making it a great addition to your garden or landscaping project. Get your Sorbus decora Northern Mountain Ash today!