Fraxinus americana ; White Ash. A handsome native tree. It grows to 100’ – 130’ tall and develops an open and rather round topped crown in its old age.
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This is the largest of the ash trees in North America. Mature trunks can reach almost 6 feet in diameter. This deciduous tree has firm gray bark with diamond-shaped furrows and interlacing ridges. The tree grows in the rich, moist, well-drained soil of bottomlands and other soil types on not-so-dry slopes.
Several kinds of birds eat the 1” – 2” samaras. The leaves are opposite, pinnately compound, with 5 – 9 dark green leaflets that turn to yellow or maroon in the fall. It is a tall, stately, and long-lived tree. . A good addition to the community forest and is the preferable ash species.
This is a seedless male cultivars. This fast growing White Ash grows 2/3 feet per year. It is almost pyramidal with a round top when young, but gradually slows down and develops an oval shape.
Autumn Purple Ash trees prefer a sunny location.
This deciduous tree develops a consistently outstanding deep red, maroon or purple fall color. There are few, if any, trees with longer lasting fall colors. The Autumn Purple Ash makes a great tall shade tree.
A large. native, fast-growing tree reaching to 60’ with 2/3 spread. The crown is densely rounded or irregular. The species is widespread in moist soil of bottomlands and uplands.
The panicles of green to purple flowers are followed by 1” – 2” samaras in the summer. The leaf stems are velvety. The lance shaped leaflets are a lustrous medium to dark green and are opposite, pinnately compound, with 5 – 9 leaflets.
It has an upswept branching habit and it is distinguished from White Ash as the leaf base does not surround the leaf bud. This medium sized tree has beautiful yellow foliage in the fall.
'Cimmaron', is a fast growing ash tree that has beautiful glossy purple-colored leaves for showy foliage color. This deciduous trees is seedless with strong, upright branches that are resistant to storm and snow damage. The Cimmaron can grow 3 ft. or more per year in rich loose soil.
Cimmaron Ash trees have a good salt tolerance, but it does not like poor compacted soils. The tree is narrow when young with upright branches. The glossy dark-green foliage turns brick-red to orange-red in the fall. It is a beautiful shade tree for homeowners and landscapers.