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Fraxinus angustifolia subsp. oxycarpa

Previously known as:

  • Fraxinus oxycarpa
Phonetic Spelling
FRAK-si-nus an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh oks-ee-KAR-puh
Description

Desert Ash is a small deciduous tree in the olive family that is drought tolerant and makes an excellent street tree.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Very resistant to insect and disease problems.  Vigorous root growth can lead to maintenance problems, especially in urban areas.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Raywood'
'Raywood'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fall color#small tree#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#cover plant#street tree#deer resistant#nesting sites#deciduous tree#urban conditions tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Raywood'
'Raywood'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fall color#small tree#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#cover plant#street tree#deer resistant#nesting sites#deciduous tree#urban conditions tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Fraxinus
    Species:
    angustifolia
    Family:
    Oleaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, N.W. Africa
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds use the tree for cover and nest sites.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Tiny flowers bloom late winter to early spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Small Tree
    Street Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Insect Pests
    Urban Conditions