This is a small tree -- only about 8 or 10 feet tall.
It usually branches from the base, rather than having a definite
It is commonly found growing in the shade of larger trees, such
as aspen groves.
It has compound leaves, each with about 11 leaflets. Each leaflet
has toothed edges, and is 1 or 2 inches long.
In late summer, the clusters of orange-red fruits appear.
They are a food source for birds.
The leaves turn various shades of red, orange (or sometimes
yellow) in the fall.
by Sandra Bray
Salt Lake County, Utah