Fraxinus americana

White Ash

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium
Mature Height - 50-80'
Mature Width - 50-80'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Dioecious, light green to purplish, usually unisexual, apetalous, both sexes appearing in panicles before the leaves, calyx minute, campanulate, corolla absent
Fruit - Samara, 1-2" long body rounded in cross section; looks like a canoe paddle
Leaf -
Fall Color - Yellow to dark maroon
Bark - Ash gray to gray-brown, furrowed into close diamond-shaped areas seperated by narrow interlacing ridges; on very old trees slightly scaly along the ridges.
Other Features - Great ornamental despite a long list of pests
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Easily transplanted, makes it's best growth on deep, moist, well drained soils, ph adaptable, full sun.
Native Habitat - Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas
Diseases and Insects - Leaf rust, leaf spots, cankers, dieback, ash borer, lilac leaf miner, lilac borer, carpenter worm, brown-headed ash sawfly, fall webworm, ash flower gall, oyster shell scale, and scurfy scale.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Ash.
- Other plants of the family Oleaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Fraxinus.
- Other plants of the species Fraxinus americana.