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American Mountain Ash

Scientific name

Sorbus americana

Description

The American Mountain Ash is a medium-sized tree which grows best in rich and damp soils. This ash species can survive a range of habitats, including rocky dry areas. This species produces a full, symmetrical crown which grows clusters of small white flowers during the spring. Flower clusters become vibrant red-orange berries in the fall. Numerous bird species are drawn to the berries, making it a favourite tree to plant among bird watchers.

Details

  • Plant height:
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Moist
    • Wet
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Clay
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Acidic
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
  • Height:
    • 10m
  • Spread:
    • 3m