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Green Ash, Red Ash, Darlington Ash, Swamp Ash, River Ash, Water Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica


Green Ash is the most widely distributed ash in Texas, growing over the eastern third of the state. It grows on limestone clays, acid sands and sandy loams, but in its native habitats along rivers and streams, swamps and floodplains, it is almost always associated with water (although some authors report is becomes more drought tolerant once established). It does not do well in areas under 3,000 feet in central and southern Texas.

Plant Habit or Use: medium tree large tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: green to purple

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: small woody winged samaras

Height: to 80 ft. (very site responsive)

Width: to 50 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: medium

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 3

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