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Plant Details

Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Green Ash, Red Ash

Scientific Name:

Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Genus:

Fraxinus

Species Epithet:

pennsylvanica

Common Name:

Green Ash, Red Ash

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Oleaceae (Olive Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

36-72 ft., 72-100 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Green, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Bottomlands and swamps, especially along brownwater rivers and streams, rarely on mesic upland disturbed sites (Weakley 2015). Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Dioecious: separate male and female plants.

Leaf

Green Ash is common in bottomlands and swamps.

image

Jack Spruill, Hampstead

Flowers

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Jack Spruill. Hampstead, 4/15/11

Seeds

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Jack Spruill, Hampstead, 5/26/11

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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