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| Fragrant Ash, Flowering Ash, Fresno|
Fragrant ash has strongly fragrant white-petaled flowers that sometimes cover the tree in a blanket of white. It is the only ash that has flower corollas; the four petals have long, narrow lobes somewhat resembling those of the fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus). It is an attractive small tree or large shrub that grows in the Trans-Pecos mountains, both in slightly acidic igneous soil and slightly alkaline limestone. It grows in cultivation on the heavy clay soils of the Blackland Prairie.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Flower Color: white clusters 3 to 4 in. long
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: samara
Height: to 20 ft.
Width: to 15 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: adaptable