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
Looking for a beautiful and hardy tree to plant in your garden or along your street? Look no further than Fraxinus velutina, also known as Velvet Ash, Arizona Ash, or Modesto Ash. Native to the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico, this small deciduous tree can grow up to 10 meters tall with a rough gray-brown bark, velvety young shoots, and downy leaves comprised of 3-5 leaflets. In early spring, small clusters of flowers bloom on separate male and female trees, with fruit in the form of samaras appearing in fall. Its resistance to wind makes it a great option for shelterbelt planting. Don't miss out on this beautiful, versatile, and durable tree!