Green Ash, Northern Red Ash, Red Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica

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Botanical Name:

Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Family:

Oleaceae

Genus:

Fraxinus

Species:

pennsylvanica

Common Name:

Green Ash, Northern Red Ash, Red Ash

Height:
40-120 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

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  • Fraxinus pennsylvanica

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
In a Nutshell:
* Fraxinus pennsylvanica ( Green Ash or Red Ash ) is a species of ash native to eastern and central North America , from Nova Scotia west to southeastern Alberta and eastern Colorado , south to northern Florida , and southwest to eastern Texas .
* Green Ash is one of the most widely planted ornamental trees throughout the United States and much of Canada but mostly Alberta, including in western areas where it is not native. more...
* The wood is hard, heavy, rather strong, tough, elastic, brittle, coarse-grained. It weighs 44lbper cubic foot. Used for tool handles, furniture etc. The wood is of poorer quality than F. americana, though it is usually sold under that name.
* A fairly wind resistant tree, it can be grown as part of a shelterbelt planting. more...