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Fraxinus quadrangulata

Also called Winged Ash


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Fraxinus quadrangulata - Blue Ash

Fraxinus quadrangulata - Blue Ash

More About Fraxinus quadrangulata

  • Narrow, irregular, rounded crown
  • Dark green, pinnate, compound leaves emerge later in the spring
  • Corky, winged, young twigs are distinctively four-sided
  • Drooping clusters of winged samaras ripen in the fall
  • Foliage turns pale yellow in autumn

Interesting Notes:

Early Americans made a blue dye from the inner bark, hence the common name.

Zone:

4

Height:

15-20 m

Spread:

10-15 m
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Blue Ash Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ash trees have been used in a variety of landscape settings, as street trees or lawn specimens.


Fraxinus quadrangulata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Oval
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Fraxinus quadrangulata

Gymnocladus dioicus

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