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HESSE EUROPEAN ASH
Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei'

Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei' Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei' Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei' Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei' Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei'

Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Has simple rather than compound leaves. Fall color is not special.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Oleaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 - 60 feet.

Width: 50 - 60 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years or more.

Leaves Ovate, Dark Green, Bronze or No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Brown Winged Seed, fruiting in Fall.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales, Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/fraxinus-excelsior-hessei >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.