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Fraxinus americana

Fraxinus americana - White Ash

Fraxinus americana - White Ash

More About Fraxinus americana

  • Pyramidal when young, maturing to a rounded crown
  • Dark green, pinnate leaves with white undersides emerge later in the spring
  • Several (5 to 9) leaflets make up the compound leaves
  • Foliage turns yellow with purple shading in the fall

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

White ash is a valuable, timber tree. Its wood is commercially used for a variety of products including tool handles, oars, garden furniture and sports equipment.

Zone:

3

Height:

21-23 m

Spread:

14-16 m
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White Ash Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ash trees have been used in a variety of landscape settings, including street trees and for lawn specimens.


Fraxinus americana Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Upright
Oval

Foliage Color

Purple
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Fraxinus americana

Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'

Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'

Brandywine Maple

Ulmus x 'Frontier'

Ulmus x 'Frontier'

Frontier Elm