|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 is a perfect tree for the Midwest and plains states because of its winter hardiness and adaptation to hot, dry summers. Its dark green leaves turn yellow in fall. Once established, tolerates drought. Seedless varieties available.
Attributes - Fraxinus pennsylvatica
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 40 ft. to 50 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance.