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Fraxinus nigra

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More About Fraxinus nigra

  • Open crown, with ascending branches
  • Winter buds are dark brown with a velvety texture
  • Compound, oval to lance-shaped, green leaves
  • The bark is gray, thick and corky even on young trees
  • Fall foliage is a bright yellow colour

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

4

Height:

15-20 m

Spread:

9-10 m
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Black Ash Growing and Maintenance Tips

Black ash typically grows in wet, bog-like conditions, and needs adequate drainage to prevent stagnant water.  


Fraxinus nigra Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Habit

Oval
Columnar

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Fraxinus nigra

Gymnocladus dioicus Espresso™ ('Espresso-JFS')

Gymnocladus dioicus Espresso™ ('Espresso-JFS')

Espresso™ Kentucky Coffee Tree

Gymnocladus dioicus

Gymnocladus dioicus

Kentucky Coffee Tree