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American Mountain Ash Sorbus americana 100 Seeds USA Company

American Mountain Ash Sorbus americana 100 Seeds USA Company

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Sorbus americana, commonly known as American mountain ash or American rowan, is a species of tree native to eastern North America. Here's some key information about it:

Description: American mountain ash typically grows to be a small to medium-sized tree, reaching heights of 15 to 30 feet. It has compound leaves with serrated edges and clusters of white flowers in the spring, followed by bright red berries in the fall.

Habitat: This tree species is typically found in moist woods, along stream banks, and in other moist, cool habitats. It can tolerate a range of soil types but prefers well-drained, acidic soils.

Berries: The bright red berries of the American mountain ash are a key feature of the tree. They persist into the winter months, providing a valuable food source for birds and other wildlife. However, they are not typically consumed by humans as they can be bitter or astringent.

Wildlife Value: The berries of Sorbus americana are an important food source for birds, including cedar waxwings, robins, and thrushes. The tree also provides habitat for nesting birds and other wildlife.

Cultural Significance: In addition to its ecological importance, American mountain ash has cultural significance for some Indigenous peoples in North America. It has been used for various purposes, including medicinal uses and as a source of food. Hardy in zones 3-6.


Growing Instructions for the American Mountain Ash


The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 2. Put the seeds in a ziplock bag. 3. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 90-120 days. 4. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. 5. Sow the seeds on the soil. 6. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 7. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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