Spring Garden Tips

White Ash

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Botanical Name

Fraxinus americana

Hardiness

Zones 4 to 9

Height

50 to 80 feet

Width

50 to 80 feet

Flowers

April: green to purple

Fruit

Paddle-shaped samara

Fall Color

Yellow, purple, red

Light

Full sun

Soil

Moist, well-drained

Planting and Care

Easily transplanted in spring or fall

Problems

EMERALD ASH BORER, anthracnose, plant bug, yellows, verticillium, scorch, bark splitting, decline

Varieties to Consider

Autumn Applause - long lasting wine-red fall color

Rose Hill - non fruiting, resistant to frost cracking, bronze fall color

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