Shade and Ornamental Trees: Fraxinus (Ash)

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Applause'

Autumn Applause White Ash starts out almost pyramidal, maturing to an oval shape. This densely branched selection is more compact and has smaller leaflets than other White Ash. Seedless (male clone). Turns to a reliable purply/wine red colour early in fall 2 weeks earlier tha F. a 'Autumn Purple'. Gray bark on mature trees has distinct diamond-shaped ridges. White Ash wood is used commercially to make baseball bats, tool handles, oars, garden furniture etc.

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'

Autumn Purple Ash is a seedless male selection with a large, coarsely branched, round headed canopy and is the most widely used White Ash in the landscape. Green compound (pinnate -7 leaflets) leaves usually turn purple-mahogany in fall. Some years there are shades of yellow, orange to red and deep purple. Tolerant of urban conditions

Fraxinus nigra 'Fall Gold'

Fall Gold Black Ash or Swamp Ash is a seedless selection with deep green foliage which turns golden-yellow in fall. Habit is more narrow than most other regular ash. Black Ash is native to eastern Canada, Newfoundland to Manitoba, and tolerant of a humid climate growing along rivers and in bogs (water should be moving). Scaly, flaky bark.

Fraxinus ornus 'Urban Bouquet'

Urban Bouquet Flowering Ash is exactly that; a bouquet of creamy white, fragrant flowers for the city landscape! A J. F. Schmidt seedless flowering ash introduction. Flower panicles cover the branches and show in abundance above the compound leaves (5-9 leaflets) in May and June.

Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Cimmaron'

Cimmaron is a seedless Green Ash selection with an upright, oval growth habit. Foliage is a glossy, dark green which turns a variety of burgundy, red, orange and yellow in fall.

Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Leprechaun'

Leprechaun Green Ash is a typical green ash but miniature. Growth habit is dense, compact and round with green leaves. Fall colour is yellow. Seedless. Discovered in Wisconsin at Johnson Nursery.

Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Prairie Spire'

Prairie Spire Ash is a narrow, upright, pyramidal to oval seedless variety for colder areas. Fall colour is yellow. Originated at North Dakota State University