Green Ash Tree Overview
Green Ash tree (Fraxinus pennsylvanica or red ash) is a medium-sized deciduous tree native to eastern and central North America and spread to places like western Unites States. Popular choice for an ornamental tree because of its ability to grow fast, provide shade and adapt to different soil conditions. In fact, you can find Green Ash in places like Montana to Wyoming to Texas to Florda and Georgia. The tree grows well at stream sides and bottomlands and is a hardy tree, which means it can be planted in different climates. The tree can grow well in cold hardiness zones 3 to 9A.
The Green Ash tree is the most popular of the American ash tree varieties. Not only does it have great form, good resistance to insects and disease, but also has large seeds which are great source of food for wildlife. Green Ash can reach a height of 50 to 60 feet with a spread of 45 feet.
Due to similarity with white ash Green Ash is commonly marketed together as white ash.
Uses: Shade, city and yard landscapes, specialty items like tool handles (due to its hardiness, high shock resistance, and great bending quality)
Type: Shade tree with spreading canapoy
Size: Height of 50-60 feet, spread of 45 feet
Growth: Fast growing (height can grow about 24″ each year)
Sun Conditions: Best grown in full sun
Soil Conditions: Grows well in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, wet and well drained clay soil conditions.
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9.
- Borers: be careful of emerald ash borer, lilac borer and carpenterworm which can bore into the trunk or near the soil line causing damage to tree.
- Lead scorch and lead spot: When leaves get infected they can turn brown and fall prematurely. You can rake up and destroy the infected leaves.