|Sorbus oligodonta - Kite-Leaf Rowan|
It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 5–15 m (17-51 ft) in height. It’s bark is rounded crown and dark grey and slender shoots. The leaves are green to slightly glaucous-green above, paler beneath, 10–18 cm long, pinnate with 9-17 oval leaflets 3–4.5 cm long and 1–2 cm broad, broadest near the apex (hence the English name 'kite-leaf'), rounded at the end with a short acuminate apex, and very finely serrated margins; the basal leaflets are smaller than the apical leaflets. The leaves are changed to a dark orange-red in late autumn and later than most other rowan species. It blooms white flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers are 8 mm diameter, with five yellowish-white petals and 20 yellowish-white stamens; they are produced in corymbs 6–12 cm diameter. The fruit is a pome 7–8 mm diameter, pale to deep pink with a persistent dark carpel, maturing in late autumn; the fruit stalks are distinctively red. The fruit commonly persist long into the winter after leaf fall; after being softened by frost they are readily eaten by thrushes and waxwings, which disperse the seeds.
In USA and Europe, it is grown as an ornamental tree for its decorative pale pink.