A very 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 outstanding, ranges from yellow to deep purple and maroon,depends on individual tree genetics and soil type.One of the first trees to color. Many pest and disease problems can attack ash, including Emerald Ash Borer. Consult with an arborist before making an important tree choice: not recommended to plant new saplings, but worthwhile to protect healthy trees. Separate male and female trees, the female bears fruit. Host to four specialist sphinx moths.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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