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Description for Sorbus americana
The tree species Sorbus americana is commonly known as the American mountain ash. It is a deciduous perennial tree, native to eastern North America. The American mountain ash and related species are also referred to as rowan trees.
Planting and care
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution; ideal specimen tree in small garden, wild or woodland garden.
Caring for Sorbus americana
- This tree require no pruning but if you want a multi-stemmed specimen then simply prune it to the height where you want the multiple stem to appear. These trees are absolutely rock solid and there is very little you will ever do which might kill them.
Typical uses of Sorbus americana
Special features: Lawn specimen or small shade tree for cool northern climates. It is not recommended for the St. Louis climate.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: It is also used as a blood purifier and appetite stimulant. An infusion is used (sometimes with the terminal buds added) in the treatment of colds, debility, diarrhoea etc. When mixed with sweet flag (Acorus calamus) it is used as a tonic. A poultice of the burnt bark has been used in the treatment of boils.
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