Sorbus americana - American mountain ash

American mountain ash is found throughout north-eastern North America, where it grows on moist slopes, at the edge of mires and among rocks. It closely resembles the European mountain ash (S. aucuparia), though often small and shrubby rather than tree-like. Another difference is in the terminal bud, which in this American species is somewhat sticky; in the European it is dry.

American mountain ash bears large bunches of bright red berries, though the berries themselves are smaller than in the European species. Being very hardy and tough, this species can be recommended for gardens or landscapes.


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