White Ash, fraxinus americana

White Ash, fraxinus americana
Item# DA-whiteash
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 0 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 98%; Where Harvested (location) - Pennsylvania

White Ash is an excellent landscape tree in sites where it is adapted. It has an upright oval form, developing a rounded crown. Leaves are pinnately compound with 5­9 (usually 7) leaflets. Leaves are dark green with a lighter underside. Fall color develops early and ranges from yellow to red­purple. Native from east central Minnesota eastward. Prefers a rich, well drained soil and ample moisture. Adaptable to a wide range of soil pH. Full sun. White Ash is fairly salt tolerant. Bark tissues on the trunks of young, rapidly growing trees harden off very late in the season. This can result in severe winter injury in years with extreme cold temperatures early in the winter. To help prevent this problem it's best not to encourage rapid growth on young trees. The White Ash can reach heights of 70 feet and widths of 50 feet. The White Ash is cold hardy to USDA Zone 4.

Planting instructions:

Scarfication: Soak in water for 12 hours. Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 60 days. Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.