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Sorbus americana

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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

Height: 15'-20'

Bloom Time: May, June

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts birds, poisonous

Sorbus americana (American mountain ash)
  • Sorbus americana (American mountain ash)
  • Sorbus americana (American mountain ash)
  • Sorbus americana (American mountain ash)
  • Sorbus americana (American mountain ash)

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Description

Sorbus americana

Also known as:

American mountain ash

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Scientific Synonyms:

Pyrus americana, Pyrus microcarpa

Description

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.

Cultivation

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

Native Range:
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

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae Rose family
Genus Sorbus mountain ash
Species Sorbus americana American mountain ash