|Grid reference||ST 18088 78433|
|Common name||American rowan|
|Common name||American mountain ash|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||8M July 2021|
|Girth||77cm July 2021|
This tree is towards the south end of the cemetery.
In August 2021 a leaf was measured as 24.5cm long and three leaflets were measured as 7.5cm, 7.5cm and 5.5cm. Another leaf was measured as 29cm long and three of its leaflets were measured as 8cm, 8.5cm and 7cm. Fruits were 8mm in diameter and the clusters typically 13 to 15cm across. By mid December 2021 most of the fruit had dropped and the yellow/orange stalks were more evident.
General tree description
Sorbus americana is a small tree, up to 10 metres tall, spire shaped with ascending branches and smooth, silvery grey bark. It has pinnate leaves, with 13 to 17 sharply toothed, long-acuminate leaflets, serrated nearly to their base, slightly larger than those of the Common rowan and more slender pointed. They are light green, turning red, yellow and orange in autumn. In late spring there are large clusters of small white flowers followed by rich red 1cm fruits in large, dense bunches.