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American Mountain Ash

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Sorbus americana

Flower Description:

Flowers are showy and white urn-shaped with 4-5 petals less than an inch long. Flowers ripen into orange-red berries that are edible and long-lasting ripening in late summer and fall and lasinging on the tree through winter.

Season BloomSummer
HabitatAmerican Mountain Ash is a small ornamental tree with showy flowers and bright red berries. The berries attract birds and the blossoms are beneficial to native bees.
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are compound, alternate, lanceolate, with a serrated margin. Leaf is 3-6 inches long and 2-3 inches wide. Each leaf has 9-17 leaflets with unequal wedge shaped bases. New leaves are downy and become smooth with age. Yellow fall color.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source All Types