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Fraxinus pennsylvanicaFraxinus pennsylvanica

green ash, red ash, swamp ash

Photograph(s) by*: UWI KK

Characteristics

Height: 50-75'
Spread: 35-50'
Flowers: Apr.-May; purple
Fruit: Aug.-Dec.; tan brown; winged
Fall color: yellow to orange

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5-8
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

tidal freshwater forested wetlands; nontidal forested wetlands; regularly flooded

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal Beneficial insect *

Notes

tolerates drought; tolerates infrequent flooding and some salt; male and female flowers on separate plants



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1199.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004