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Fraxinus americana 20-40cm

Fraxinus americana 20-40cm

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Product Description

Fraxinus americana, commonly known as the White Ash, is a stately and native deciduous tree found throughout eastern North America. This member of the Oleaceae family is celebrated for its grandeur, adaptability, and usefulness. The White Ash is known for its tall, straight trunk, reaching heights of 18 to 27 meters (60 to 90 feet) or more, making it one of the tallest ash species. Its compound leaves are composed of 5 to 9 leaflets, with a glossy green appearance during the growing season. In the fall, the White Ash's foliage undergoes a remarkable transformation, turning brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and purple, creating a striking display of autumn color. The tree produces clusters of small, inconspicuous flowers in spring before the leaves emerge. White Ash is also highly valued for its strong, straight-grained wood, which is used in a variety of applications, including furniture, flooring, and sports equipment.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: White Ash is well-suited to temperate climates and is native to eastern North America. It thrives in regions with distinct seasons, including cold winters and warm summers.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your White Ash in a location that receives full sun, as it requires ample sunlight for healthy growth and optimal leaf development.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, loamy soil with good fertility. White Ash is adaptable to various soil types, including clay and sandy soils, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.

  4. Watering: Water your White Ash regularly, especially during dry spells and the establishment period. Ensure that the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds. Maintain a mulch-free area around the trunk.

  6. Fertilization: White Ash trees typically do not require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in the spring can provide necessary nutrients for growth.

  7. Pruning: Prune your White Ash as needed to remove dead or diseased branches and to shape it for desired aesthetics. Pruning should be minimal, as the tree naturally maintains a strong, upright form.

  8. Pests and Diseases: White Ash can be susceptible to various pests and diseases, including the emerald ash borer. Implement pest control measures and monitor for signs of disease to address issues promptly.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple White Ash trees, space them adequately to allow for their mature size and to ensure proper air circulation within the canopy.

  10. Propagation: White Ash trees can be propagated from seeds. Collect seeds in the fall and plant them in well-prepared soil in the same season or store them for future planting.

Fraxinus americana, the White Ash, is not only a magnificent shade tree with stunning fall foliage but also a valuable timber species with numerous practical applications. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and enhance your landscape or provide valuable timber resources.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 20-40cm

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