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Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Green Ash

Pronunciation
FRAK-si-nus pen-sil-VAN-i-ka
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Family
Genus
Nativity

Southern Canada to Texas, eastern U.S. to Minnesota; greatest range for a native ash.

Growth Habit

Pyramidal in youth, becoming an open, upright oval; not rounded as F. americana. Fast growth rate.

Hardiness
3
Culture

Well-drained soil in full sun; tolerant of light shade, drought and poor soils. Will grow in wet soils

Facultative Status
Facultative Wetland
Landscape Use

A native tree popular as a street tree, for parks, commercial areas, and golf courses because it's extremely adaptable and cold hardy.

Foliage

Opposite, pinnately compound, 5-9 ovate to lanceolate leaflets of equal size. Leaflets 2 to 5 inches long, normally serrate margins. More lanceolate than F. am:Yellow

Buds

Buds are rounded, dark-brown, set above leaf scar. Leaf scar straight at top.

Bark

Glossy-downy greenish brown

Flower

Reddish purple flowers; not ornamentally important

Fruit

Samara, 1 to 2 inches long.

Propagation

Seed. Cultivars are budded.

Pests
Borers, scale, rust.
Cultivars

'Marshall's Seedless' - Male tree with shiny dark-green foliage. Good yellow fall color.

'Summit' - Good yellow fall color.

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