Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

  • The Green Ash is a somewhat irregularly-shaped tree when young becoming an oval with age. It will reach a height of about 60 feet with a spread of 45 feet.
  • The glossy dark green foliage will turn yellow in the fall, but color is often muted here in the south.
  • This fast growing tree requires full sun but will adapt to many different landscape conditions and can be grown on wet or dry sites, preferring moist.
  • Green Ash requires regular pruning when it is young to develop a nice central trunk.┬áThere is a good seed-set annually on female trees which are used by many birds but some consider the seeds to be messy. Borers are common on Ash and they can kill trees. Heavily infested trees can be severely weakened. Keep trees as healthy as possible by fertilizing regularly and watering during dry weather.

Information Source: Fraxinus pennsylvanica : Green Ash

Tree Species List

 

Photos by Alicia Lamborn