Velvet Ash, Arizona Ash, Modesto Ash Fraxinus velutina

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Botanical Name:

Fraxinus velutina

Family:

Oleaceae

Genus:

Fraxinus

Species:

velutina

Common Name:

Velvet Ash, Arizona Ash, Modesto Ash

Height:
35 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8

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  • Fraxinus velutina

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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 velutina ( Velvet Ash or Arizona Ash or Modesto Ash ) is a species of Fraxinus native to southwestern North America , in the United States from southern California east to Texas , and in Mexico from northern Baja California east to Coahuila and Nuevo León . more...
* Native to the U.S. Southwest, where it is sometimes used as a street or shade tree, 3-5 leaflets per leaf, dark gray scaly ridged bark, velvety young shoots, downy leaves.
* A fairly wind resistant tree, it can be grown as part of a shelterbelt planting. more...