Eastern US, Nova Scotia south to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas
Round headed with stout ascending branches. Rapid growth rate when young.
Full sun in deep, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of heat, drought, and salt.
A beautiful native tree for fall color, Fraxinus americana has an open round-topped crown at maturity. Use cultivars. Fall color can be excellent. Easily transplanted.
Dark green in summer. Opposite, pinnately compound, with 5-9 ovate to ovate- lanceolate leaflets. Leaflets are opposite, 2 to 6 inches long, usually with entir:Fall color:Maroon fall color
Buds are broadly ovate, rusty to dark-brown, inset into leaf scar.
Ash gray to brown, furrowed forming diamonds.
Flowers (April) are dioecious or polygamodioecious.
Samara 1 to 2 inches long.
Seed; cultivars are budded.
'Autumn Purple' - Deep-green leaves turn reddish purple in fall; male tree.
'Autumn Applsause' - Dark-maroon fall color; male tree.