SelecTree: Tree Detail
Fraxinus velutina 'Rio Grande'
Photo Locations: Boething Treeland Farms
Resistant to wind burn.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 30 - 50 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Dark 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.
Yellow or Mostly Green Samara, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Light Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Dense out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist 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 Beetle Borers, Spider Mites and White Fly, Anthracnose, Mistletoe, Root Rot, Rust, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak to Medium
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Not Deer Palatable.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Fraxinus velutina 'Rio Grande' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
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