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Ash Tree - White


Photo courtesy Oregon State University


NAME: Fraxinus texensis (FRAK-suh-nus tex-EN-sis)


TYPE: 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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