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Sorbus dumosa

Sorbus dumosa Greene

Arizona Mountain Ash, Arizona Mountain-ash

Rosaceae (Rose Family)


USDA Symbol: SODU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This mountain-ash is an 8 ft., deciduous shrub. Its attractive foliage is pinnately compound with sharply toothed leaflets. White flowers are small and arranged in terminal clusters. These are followed by highly colorful, usually bright red, fruits.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: Mts. of AZ & NM
Native Habitat: Coniferous forests; 8000 to 10,000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Plant seed in the spring. Germination is sporadic and probably will not take place until the following spring.
Seed Collection: Clean as soon as collected.
Seed Treatment: Stratify at 40 degrees for 60 days or more.
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sorbus dumosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sorbus dumosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sorbus dumosa


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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