Native Plant Database

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Green Ash

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Plant Type: Trees
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High, Wet
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar, Cover
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

50 to
60
feet

Spread:

25 to
30
feet
Size
Height: 50 to
60
feet
Spread: 25 to
30
feet
Size
Height: 50 to
60
feet
Spread: 25 to
30
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Excellent shade tree.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Adaptable to almost any soil and transplants easily. Prune in fall
Special Features
Interesting Bark
Special Usage
Basic Description

A large and fast-growing shade tree, adaptable to many sites. Growth is strongly upright, spreading with age, compound leaves with five to nine leaflets usually dark green. Bark is ash gray with furrows forming diamond shaped areas.Fall color is yellow, not as colorful as the White Ash. Many pest and disease problems can attack ash including a new Emerald Ash Borer. Not recommended to plant; consult an arborist before planting. Healthy trees are worth protecting. Trees are separate male and female. Four sphinx moths are specialists.

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