showy mountain-ash Rosaceae Sorbus decora
Leaf:Alternate, pinnately compound, 5 to 10 inches long, usually 15 leaflets each 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, serrated, lay flat, dark green above, paler below.
Flower:Showy, dense cluster of small, white flowers, clusters 3 to 5 inches across, appearing in early summer.
Fruit:Cluster of small orange-red pomes each 3/8 to 1/2 inch across, very showy, ripening in late summer, persistent.
Twig:Moderately stout, shiny reddish brown; buds 3/8 to 1/2 inch long, dark purplish red and sticky.
Bark:Smooth and gray-brown with numerous lenticels when young, developing cracks, splits, and scaly patches with age.
Form:A large shrub to small tree up to 35 feet tall, crown spreads and opens with age.