Ivan Beauty Mountain Ash
Sorbus aucuparia x Craetagus 'Ivan's Beauty'
An import from the Ukraine bred by famed Russian plant breeder Ivan Michurin. The attractive, petit, upright tree, a cross between mountain ash and aronia, grows to 10' tall and has larger, glossy compound leaves. Very ornamental in spring with clusters of white, single-petal flowers. The prolific bunches of 1/2 inch purple fruit are prized for making wine, jelly or sauces - usually mixed with apple juice to add body and sweetness. Exceptional wildlife tree and a great addition to mixed borders or hedgerows.
Very hardy, widely adapted, and self-fertile. Prefers cool summer regions and evenly moist, acid-to-neutral soils. USDA Zones 3-8.