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Prickly-Ash - Plant

Prickly-Ash - Plant

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Discover the Prickly-Ash Plant, a botanical wonder offered by Vermi Organics that invites you to embrace the healing touch of nature. With its distinctive features, this deciduous shrub is more than just a plant—it's a source of traditional remedies and a unique addition to your garden. Let the Prickly-Ash captivate you with its aromatic allure and intriguing botanical characteristics, elevating your green space with Vermi Organics.

About: Prickly-Ash Plant, scientifically known as Zanthoxylum americanum, is a deciduous shrub native to North America. Also known as the Toothache Tree, this plant has a rich history of traditional uses by Indigenous peoples and early settlers. Vermi Organics is proud to offer this unique botanical specimen, cultivated with care to bring the essence of natural healing to your garden.

Benefits: Beyond its ornamental appeal, the Prickly-Ash Plant carries a legacy of medicinal benefits. Traditionally used to alleviate toothaches, the bark and berries of this plant contain compounds believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. In addition to its potential health benefits, the Prickly-Ash is a hardy and resilient shrub, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Type of Plant: Prickly-Ash is primarily an outdoor plant that thrives in temperate climates. Its hardiness and adaptability to various soil types make it suitable for gardens, natural areas, and landscapes. While it is not commonly grown as an indoor plant, the Prickly-Ash's unique characteristics make it a valuable addition to outdoor spaces.

Care: Caring for the Prickly-Ash involves providing the right conditions for its growth and well-being. Plant in well-draining soil in a location with full to partial sunlight. Regular watering, especially during dry periods, is essential during the growing season. Pruning can be done to shape the shrub and manage its size. With minimal care, the Prickly-Ash rewards gardeners with its aromatic foliage and potential health benefits.

Common Names: Prickly-Ash is known by various common names, including Toothache Tree, Yellow Wood, and Suterberry. Each name reflects the plant's historical uses, distinctive features, and cultural significance.


  • Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum americanum
  • Common Names: Prickly-Ash, Toothache Tree, Yellow Wood, Suterberry
  • Type: Deciduous Shrub
  • Height: Up to 20 feet (6 meters)
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Soil: Well-Draining
  • Watering: Regular, Especially During Dry Periods

Special Features:

  1. Aromatic Foliage: The leaves of the Prickly-Ash emit a distinct citrus-like aroma, adding a sensory dimension to your garden.
  2. Prickly Bark: As the name suggests, the bark of this shrub is covered in small prickles, giving it a unique texture and appearance.
  3. Medicinal Uses: The Prickly-Ash has a history of traditional medicinal uses, with the bark and berries believed to possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
  4. Wildlife Attraction: The plant's berries attract birds and other wildlife, contributing to the ecological diversity of your garden.


  1. Medicinal Garden: Incorporate the Prickly-Ash into a medicinal garden, exploring its traditional uses and potential health benefits.
  2. Natural Landscape: Plant Prickly-Ash in natural areas, where its hardiness and wildlife-attracting berries can enhance the ecological balance.
  3. Ornamental Shrub: Utilize the unique characteristics of the Prickly-Ash, such as its aromatic foliage and prickly bark, to add interest and texture to your garden.
  4. Historical Remedy: Explore the historical uses of the Toothache Tree by incorporating it into themed gardens or herbal remedy spaces.
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