Green Ash is a widely distributed native tree to Eastern and Central North America that is frequently planted in cold / cool temperate regions. Green Ash forms a rounded to upright oval crown typically with three or four primary scaffold branches. Its rapid growth, broad site adaptability, and sometimes good yellow fall color make it popular for quick shade, but Green Ash tends to become a liability with age.
Plant Habit or Use:
Tree, medium tree, large tree
Green to purple, dioecious
Small woody winged samaras in axillary clusters
variable, very site responsive, typically 30 ft to 60 ft in Texas landscapes, taller in forest settings.
30 ft to 50 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Low Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Low Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Low Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Low Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
Click image for enlarged map of USDA Hardiness Zones
Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
More drought and seasonal wet soil tolerant than Fraxinus americana (White Ash), but an inferior plant to White Ash in old age; susceptible to ash borers and other ash maladies.