Fraxinus texensis (FRAK-suh-nus tex-EN-sis)
Deciduous Sun Height 50 feet Spread 40 feet Spacing 20 - 30 feet
HABIT: Medium growth, large compound leaves with rounded leaflets especially on young growth, white splotches on trunk and limbs. Orange to purple fall color.
CULTURE: Easy to grow in any soil. Grows readily in alkaline soil, rock, or steep slopes. Low water and fertilization needs. Needs excellent drainage. Easy to transplant.
USES: Shade tree, fall color.
PROBLEMS: Poor drainage, borers.
NOTES: One of Texas’ best kept secrets. Close kin or the same as white ash (F. Americana)—also a good tree. Should be used much more. Native to Texas. Several white ash cultivars are available.