SelecTree: Tree Detail
GREEN ASH, RED ASH
Photo Locations: Louisiana State Arboretum - Ville Platte, LA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX
Cold hardy at high elevations. Riparian plant.
Native to Eastern United States.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
GREEN ASH, RED ASH
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 30 - 50 feet.
Width: 35 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female reproductive parts (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Beige, Brown, Yellow or Mostly Green Samara, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Furrowed, Ridged or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 6; A2, A3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Moist Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Beetle Borers, 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.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Fraxinus pennsylvanica Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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