Sorbus americana

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American Mountain Ash

  • Sorbus americana clean seed

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 150 days
Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed

Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period 

In a Nutshell:

* The American Mountain-ash attains its largest specimens on the northern shores of Lake Huron and Lake Superior . It resembles the European Mountain-ash, Sorbus aucuparia . Bark: Light gray, smooth, surface scaly. Branchlets downy at first, later become smooth, brown tinged with red, lenticular, finally they become darker and the papery outer layer becomes easily separable. Wood: Pale brown, light, soft, close-grained but weak. Sp. gr., 0.5451, weight of cu. ft., 33.97 lbs. Winter buds: Dark red, acute, one-fourth to three-quarters of an inch long. Inner scales are very tomentose and enlarge with the growing shoot. more...
* A shrub or small tree with shiny compound leaves, white flowers, bright orange red berries, very hardy, grows best in wet situations, of rounded, open habit with a short trunk, native from Newfoundland to Manitoba, south in the Appalachians to Georgia. more...
* The fruit is antiscorbutic, diuretic, mildly laxative, astringent and digestive. It is an ideal accompaniment for foods that are hard to digest[226]. A tea from the berries is antiscorbutic and astringent. It has been used as a rectal wash for piles. It is also used in homeopathic remedies. more...

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