- BOTANICAL NAME: Fraxinus pennsylvanica
- PRONUNCIATION: FRAK-si-nus pen-sil-VAN-i-ka
- COMMON NAME: Green Ash
- FAMILY: Oleaceae
- NATIVITY: Southern Canada to Texas, eastern U.S. to Minnesota;
greatest range for a native ash.
- GROWTH HABIT: Pyramidal in youth, becoming an open, upright oval, 50'- 60' (80') tall; not rounded as F. americana. Fast growth rate.
- HARDINESS: Zone 3-9
- CULTURE: Well-drained soil in full sun; tolerant of light shade, drought and poor soils. Will grow in wet soils.
- SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Seral
- FACULTATIVE STATUS: Facultative Wetland
- LANDSCAPE USE: Adaptable to many situations. Produces heavier shade than other ashes. Seeds are a detriment.
- FOLIAGE: Opposite, pinnately compound, 5-9 ovate to lanceolate leaflets of equal size. Leaflets 2"-5" long, normally serrate margins. More lanceolate than F. americana. Shiny green in summer, may be yellow in fall.
- BUDS: Rounded, dark-brown, set above leaf scar. Leaf scar straight at top.
- BARK: Similar to F. americana.
- FRUIT: Samara, 1"-2" long.
- PROPAGATION: Seed. Cultivars are budded.
- PESTS: Borers, scale, rust.
- +'Marshall's Seedless' - Male tree with shiny dark-green foliage. Good yellow fall color.
- +'Summit' - Good yellow fall color.
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