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European Ash
Fraxinus excelsior
European Ash leaves
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Ash borer, ash flower gall, Verticilliumwilt, and cankers. This species is extremely susceptible to the ash borer.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
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Mature Height: 60-80 Feet
Features: Dark green summer foliage.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soil; pH adaptable.
Cultivars: Some exist, but are difficult to locate in commerce.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad-rounded
Native To: Europe
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Use for: Street.Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

Inferior to native ash species due to lack of ornamental features and susceptibility to borers.

This species is NOT recommended for planting in states where the Emerald Ash Borer is present.

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