Trees by Genus

Genus 'Zanthoxylum'

Zanthoxylum americanum

Zanthoxylum americanum (Common Prickly Ash)

Zanthoxylum americanum

Also known as: Toothache Tree

Native: Eastern North America

Location: Grown in European gardens.

The north American Indians are said to have chewed the twigs and fruit to east the pain of toothache. Usually a shrub.

Foliage

Leaves have 5-11 leaflets, with small rounded teeth and branches bear stout sharp prickles.

Flowers

Zanthoxylum americanum

Flowers open in May or June.

Fruits

Zanthoxylum americanum

Fruits are about 0.6cm long and ripen to black in October or November.