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Chihuahua Ash
Fraxinus papillosa


Chihuahua ash grows in the Chinati Mountains in the Trans-Pecos, ranging from 12 to 20 feet tall. Its leaves are pinnately compound, with seven to nine leaflets. It is distinguished from its close relative, Velvet Ash, F. velutina, by the leathery, somewhat whitened leaflets that have microscopic papillae on the underside, and are more or less sessile.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: green

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: samara

Height: to 20 ft.

Width: to 10 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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