A species of Ashes, Also known as American ash, Biltmore ash Botanical name : Fraxinus americana Genus : Ashes
White ash, A species of Ashes
Also known as:
American ash, Biltmore ash
Botanical name: Fraxinus americana
White ash is a species of ash tree native to North America. It’s leaves turn distinctly bright yellow or red in the autumn. Fraxinus americana is a fast-growing pioneer species that often inhabits riparian zones, and fragmented and disturbed habitats. It is similar in appearance to Green ash (F. pennsylvanica) and sometimes it is hard to tell between the two.
20 - 25 m
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As one of the most common trees in North America, it's also easy to be mixed up with other trees such as green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica). Actually, the best way to identify it is to examine its branches and leaves. The back of its leaves features a white covering along its veins, and the surface layer of the branches can be peeled off easily. Although the tree bark is gray colored, the timber turns white after further processing. With these reasons considered, it has been called white ash.
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White ash is one of the most commonly grown trees, with over 8 billion of them just in the US. Though it is not usually cultivated as an ornamental, it is sometimes planted for its reliably beautiful fall leaves with a lovely gradient of fiery colors. White ash can provide much-needed shade, support a border garden, or simply act as a standalone specimen in the lawn. It works well with forget-me-nots, hostas, and ferns.
Care Guide for White ash
White ash prefers moist soil, but it can't tolerate a substrate that remains soggy. Water your plant regularly, especially during prolonged periods of drought. Mulch the area around the tree to help retain moisture.
Fertilization once in spring.
Trim the dead, diseased, overgrown branches in winter.