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Sorbus americana

Sorbus americana

Sorbus americana (Pyrus americana)

American mountain ash

Photograph(s) by*: RHW, RHW


Height: 30-40'
Flowers: May-Jul.; white
Fruit: Aug.-Dec.; orange; fleshy
Fall color: orange, purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 5.3-6.8
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy


moist habitats from borders of swamps to rocky hillsides; common in openings, scattered on uplands along edges of woods, roadsides

Native to

Region: Mountain *


Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value


slow-growing, short-lived; not drought or heat tolerant; plant at least 500 feet from cedars

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004