name botanical:Sorbus americana
family:Rose family (Rosaceae)
height:up to 10 m (33 ft) (33 ft)
The leaves of American mountain ash are odd-pinnate. The leaf upside is dark green, the underside gray-green. The leaf margin is serrated.
fall foliage:conspicuous red
White flowers in umbels. The flower follows the leaf shoots. The fragrance of the flowers is very intense to strong.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
Bright red berries in umbels. The fruit, fresh or dried, taste sour, containing iron, vitamin C and are rich in tannins. The fruits should be consumed in moderation.
The branches are reddish-brown and glossy. The buds are dark purple-red and sticky.
bark:The bark is gray to reddish, smooth with large lenticels.
root:Shallow-rooting plant, sensitive to soil compaction
location:Sun to slight shade
ph value:acid to slightly alkaline
single tree, planting in groups, bird feeding woods