Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Shrub-like Trees, Deciduous
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: acid, average, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: May, June
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: attracts birds, poisonous
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Sorbus americanaAlso known as:
American mountain ash,
Pyrus americana, Pyrus microcarpa
Sorbus americana is a small slow growing tree. It produces attractive clusters of white flowers, followed be clusters of bright red berries that persist through winter.
Sorbus americana is a cold climate tree that prefers moist yet well drained soil, in full sun to light shade. Does poorly and is disease prone, when planted in areas warmer than zone 6, unless situated at high elevations.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: IL
|Species||Sorbus americana||American mountain ash|