|Rapid-growing Ash trees are important both in the landscape and as a timber crop. They reach 80 feet and provide dense shade. Most commonly grown White and Green Ashes are used as street, lawn or shade trees. In spring, trees are covered with clusters of small flowers that become winged seeds. Plant male cultivars only, as seeds cause a litter problem and weedy growth of seedlings. Ashes adapt to any soil, including alkaline. Water during growing season, less after established. Prune in fall, if needed. Easily transplanted. Watch for borers.
This spreading tree is pyramidal in youth, maturing to have an open, rounded crown. Its lance-shaped, dark green leaves turn yellow and purple in fall.
Attributes - Fraxinus americana
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 40 ft. to 60 ft.
Width: 60 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Susceptible to Black Spot, Caterpillars.