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TEXAS - ASH
 

ASH, TEXASWhite Ash    
       

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.


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