Tree Detail

Fraxinus pennsylvanica


Ash, Green

Fraxinus pennsylvanica   

Category: deciduous tree   Size: large

Mature Size: 40 - 50 ft. x 25 - 30 ft.

Zone: To zone 3   Growth Rate: moderate

Foliage: compound leaves on a central stalk, leaflets turn lemon-yellow to gold in fall

Elevation (if known): To 8,500'

Water: Avoid overwatering. Yellowish leaves (before fall!) are often a sign of overwatering.

Soil : Very adaptable to varied soil conditions. Adaptable to alkaline soils and low fertility. Prefers well-drained soil.

Sun: Plant from spring through early fall.

Comments: Prune in late winter or early spring. Tolerates cold and drought

Warnings: May have problems with aphids, borers, tent caterpillars; foliage burns in hot, dry winds.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: Eastern United States

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Rky Mtn Gardener's Guide; Little Valley Whole Sales Nursery