Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Scientific name: Fraxinus pennsylvanica


Common names: “Green ash” “White ash” “American ash”

Plant Type: Deciduous tree


Zone: 4-9

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Exposed or Sheltered

Soil: Neutral – alkaline soils

Moisture: Moist well drained


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Plant Size: 30-70′ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves with 5-7-9 leaflets, turning yellow in the fall

Flower: Flowers appear after leaves, followed by winged single seeded fruits on female treesImage result for fraxinus pennsylvanica

Pruning: Minimal

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Boulevard and roadside planting, park tree

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Currently no Emerald ash borer in the Pacific Northwest but it may migrate this way in the future

Comments: More common in colder areas, native to eastern and central North America

Cultivars: F. ornus – “Flowering ash” – more common as a boulevard tree

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