Ash Overview

Description The magnificent shade tree that has it all: tolerance for difficult soils and conditions; spectacular purple, red, orange, or gold fall color; and a stately silhouette. Shapes range from broad-domed to narrow teardrop, but most ash varieties will require a large, open space to become the crowning glory of your landscape. Ashes are good choices for dry or alkaline soils.
Genus Name Fraxinus
Common Name Ash
Plant Type Tree
Light Sun
Height 20 to 20 feet
Width 30 to 50 feet
Season Features Colorful Fall Foliage
Special Features Attracts Birds
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Grafting, Seed, Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Drought Tolerant, Good For Privacy, Slope/Erosion Control

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Fraxinus americana

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Fraxinus pennsylvanica is a big, vigorous tree with rich, green foliage that turns bright yellow in autumn. It's native to areas of North America and grows 50 feet tall and 40 feet wide. Zones 4-9

White ash

White ash

Fraxinus americana is a tall (80 feet tall and 50 feet wide), fast-growing tree featuring large, dark green leaves that turn gold or purple in fall. Native to areas of North America. Zones 5-9

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