Green Ash

Green Ash

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Common name: GREEN ASH

Very drought tolerant and winter hardy; excellent field shelterbelt tree; seeds and twigs provide a good food source for birds and animals.

Latin name: Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh

Type of tree: broadleaf (native)

  • Bark (colour and texture): brownish gray with shallow fissures
  • Leaves (shape, size, etc.): compound leaf, consisting of 7 oval shaped leaflets, 8 - 14 centimetres in length; leaf arrangement is opposite
  • Form: narrow, oval crowned, upright tree

Height: 6.5 to 15 metres

Growth rate: Medium

Fruit and flowers: male and female flowers are inconspicuous and found on separate trees; female flowers develop into narrow winged seeds (samaras) 2.5 to 5 cm in length

Soil: performs well on most sites, but does best on well-drained soils; fair to good alkali tolerance

Limitations: grows slowly under dry conditions; leaves appear late in spring, drop early in fall