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Sorbus sambucifolia - (Cham.&Schltdl.)Roem.

Common Name Siberian mountain ash
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards The seeds probably contain hydrogen cyanide. This is the ingredient that gives almonds their characteristic flavour. Unless the seed is very bitter it should be perfectly safe in reasonable quantities. In small quantities, hydrogen cyanide has been shown to stimulate respiration and improve digestion, it is also claimed to be of benefit in the treatment of cancer. In excess, however, it can cause respiratory failure and even death.
Habitats High mountains, C. and N. Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sorbus sambucifolia Siberian mountain ash


Sorbus sambucifolia Siberian mountain ash

 

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Summary

hybridparent of:Rosaceae Sorbus × yokouchii M.Mizush. ex T.Shimizu Fl. Nagano 1508. 1997


Physical Characteristics

 
Sorbus sambucifolia is a deciduous Shrub.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[105, 161]. Sweet tasting[11].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most reasonably good soils in an open sunny position[11]. Tolerates light shade[188], though it fruits better in a sunny position[K]. Plants are susceptible to fireblight[188]. There is considerable confusion over the naming of this species, trees grown under this name have included S. decora., S. matsumurana., S. scopulina. and S. sitchensis[1].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[78, 80]. If you have sufficient seed it can be sown in an outdoor seedbed[78, 80]. Stored seed germinates better if given 2 weeks warm then 14 - 16 weeks cold stratification[98], so sow it as early in the year as possible. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Seedlings are very slow to put on top-growth for their first year or two[11], but they are busy building up a good root system. It is best to keep them in pots in a cold frame for their first winter and then plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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