Ash, Autumn Purple
Fraxinus americana "Autumn Purple"
Category: deciduous tree Size: large
Mature Size: 50-70' high, 30-50' wide
Zone: 3B-9 Growth Rate: fast
Foliage: Large leaves turn red in fall.
Elevation (if known): To 6,500'
Water: Somewhat drought resistant once established but prefers a moist site.
Soil : Adaptable to many soil types. Salt tolerant.
Sun: Full to partial shade.
Comments: Long lived. Good shade tree. Known for its long lasting fall color. 'Autumn Purple' is a male tree introduced in 1956. Recommended for buffer strips around parking lots. Does not have seeds. Easiest to identify in the fall when foliage turns purple.
Warnings: Surface roots can lift sidewalks or interfere with mowing.
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no
Street Tree? yes Street Tree Conditions: As long as there is plenty of soil space.
CO/NM native? no Native to: N America
Known Locations: Walgreens at corner of Main and LaVeta.
Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; US Forest Southern Group