Sorbus americana is a relatively small tree, reaching 12 metres (40 ft) in height.The American mountain-ash attains its largest specimens on the northern shores of Lake Huron and Lake Superior


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About 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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name American mountain ash
Maximum Reachable Height 40 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time May,June after the leaves are full grown.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

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.

Sorbus americana care

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution; ideal specimen tree in small garden, wild or woodland garden.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature -40 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Sorbus americana special feature

Lawn specimen or small shade tree for cool northern climates. It is not recommended for the St. Louis climate.

Sorbus americana uses

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Sorbus americana ?

Sorbus americana is commonly known as American mountain ash

How tall do Sorbus americana grow?

On average Sorbus americana grows 40 feet

What color are Sorbus americana ?

A Sorbus americana plant bears flowers of color White

When Sorbus americana blooms?

With enough light, Sorbus americana may produce White flowers in May,June after the leaves are full grown.

How hard is Sorbus americana to grow?

A Sorbus americana is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Sorbus americana need?

A Sorbus americana prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Sorbus americana need?

A Sorbus americana prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Sorbus americana need?

A Sorbus americana prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Sorbus americana like?

A Sorbus americana prefers -40 degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Sorbus americana ?

To encourage Sorbus americana growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Saturday, 21 September 2019

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