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Fraxinus americana

Fraxinus americana Fraxinus americana Fraxinus americana Fraxinus americana Fraxinus americana Fraxinus americana Fraxinus americana Fraxinus americana

Photo Locations: Louisiana State Arboretum - Ville Platte, LA, Stanford, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Lied Conferece Center - Nebraska City, NE and Arnold Arboretum

General Notes

Ash whitefly infests many of ash trees. Check the planting location for a history of ash whitefly infestation before choosing.

Native to Eastern United States.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Oleaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Oval Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 80 feet.

Width: 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years or more.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Dark Green, Gold, Orange or Purple, Deciduous.

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

Beige, Brown, Yellow or Mostly Green Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Furrowed, Ridged or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Caterpillars, Scales and White Fly, Anthracnose, Root Rot, Rust, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

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.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Fraxinus americana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 21, 2018.
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