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Fraxinus pennsylvanicus lanceolata

Green Ash

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Fraxinus pennsylvanicus lanceolata (Green Ash)

This large and fast growing shade tree is adaptable to many sites. Habit is strongly upright and spreading with age. Fall color is yellow but not as colorful as the White Ash. It has compound leaves with five to nine leaflets and gray bark. The bark has furrows that forms diamond shaped areas. Consult an arborist before planting as many pest and disease problems can attack ash. There are separate male and female trees. Wood baseball bats are made from the ash tree's close-grained wood.

Additional Information:

50-60 Feet


25-30 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Red Maple (Acer rubrum), Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra), American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), Black Haw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Special Features

Interesting Bark

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit