Fraxinus pennsylvanica, commonly called green ash, has the largest growing range of any of the native ashes, extending from Nova Scotia to Alberta south to Florida and Texas.
Ash trees have typically been used over time in a variety of applications including shade tree, street tree or lawn tree.
This is a lowland species that is commonly found throughout the State of Missouri in low woods, floodplains and along streams, ponds and sloughs. It is a medium sized tree, typically growing 50-70’ tall. Young trees are pyramidal in shape, gradually maturing to a more rounded but usually irregular crown. Green ash is similar in appearance to white ash (see Fraxinus americana)
Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers consistently moist, humusy loams, but established trees demonstrate adaptibility to a wide range of soils and growing conditions.
Genus - Fraxinus
Species - Pennsylvanica
Common name - Green Ash
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 50 - 70' / 15 - 21 m
Spread - 35 - 50' / 10 - 15 m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - De
Exposure - Full sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Loam, clay, moist
Water requirements - Average, high
Care level - Easy
Landscape uses - Shade tree, street tree or lawn tree
Bloom season - April - May
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Purplish
|Germination||1. Remove form the ziplock bag and keep the seeds in an paper envelope in the freezer till ready to plant or for the winter. This process, called dry cold stratification, mimics weather conditions outdoors and is necessary for ash seed germination.|
2. Remove the seeds from the refrigerator in mid-April. Fill a seed tray or flat with soilless potting mix and sow the ash seeds on top. Cover with an additional 8-10 mm of potting mix and moisten thoroughly.
3. Set the flat in a sunny, warm room, keeping it moist for the next two weeks. Seeds will germinate and sprout.
Thin the seedlings to 15 cm apart. Transplant them into individual pots full of moist potting soil when they reach heights of 5 cm. (info source: ehow.com)