Sorbus reducta

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Sorbus reducta
Sorbus reducta - UBC Botanical Garden - Vancouver, Canada - DSC08367.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Sorbus
Subgenus: Sorbus
Species: S. reducta
Binomial name
Sorbus reducta

Sorbus reducta (dwarf Chinese mountain ash) is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, native to western China. Growing to 1.5 m (5 ft) tall by 2 m (7 ft) wide, it is a dense deciduous spreading shrub. Each leaf, 10 cm (4 in) long, has up to 15 leaflets which turn to brilliant shades of red in the autumn (fall). White flowers in spring are followed by red or pink, and then white berries in autumn.[1]

The Latin specific epithet reducta means "dwarf", referring to its compact habit.[2]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Sorbus reducta". Retrieved 4 July 2013.