SelecTree: Tree Detail
HESSE EUROPEAN ASH
Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei'
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Has simple rather than compound leaves. Fall color is not special.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
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, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has either male or female reproductive parts (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Brown Samara, 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.
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." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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