White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

  • White Ash grows 50 to 80 feet tall and wide. The tree grows rapidly and is almost pyramidal when young, but gradually slows down and develops a more spreading round or oval shape. A good tree for large open areas but much too large for small home landscapes unless you want lots of shade.
  • White Ash prefers a sunny exposure where it develops a showy yellow fall color. Fall color can be striking or dull, depending on the tree and environmental conditions.
  • Ash does not tolerate clay soils, soil compaction or construction injury due to an extensive root system. It is also susceptible to wood boring insects but can survive infestations if the tree is kept healthy.

Information Source: Fraxinus americana: White Ash

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