Fraxinus Pennsylvanica

Botanical Name:

Fraxinus pennsylvanica

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Moist, fertile, sandy to loamy soils. Acid-based, Sandy Limestone-based, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam Clay
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Trees, Native Plant, Perennial, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

36-72 ft.

Flower

The Green ash is primarily dioecious (separate male and female trees). Clusters of small, apetalous purplish male and female flowers appear on separate trees in April-May after the foliage emerges.

Fruit

Fertilized female flowers give way to drooping clusters of winged samaras (to 2 inches long) that ripen in fall and may persist on the tree throughout winter. Samaras have wings extending less than half body length. Samaras in large numbers, 1 to 2 inches long and narrow, color changes from green to tan as they mature. Fruit displays from August to October., Green

Benefits
Ornamental

Shade tree, Fall conspicuous, Fast growing

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Fraxinus - Ash Trees

Genus

Fraxinus


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