Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'AUCUBIFOLIA'

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'AUCUBIFOLIA'
green ash, red ash
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 10-15m
USUAL WIDTH 5-7m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:yellow a green
FLOWERS
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Rarities
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Green ash, or red ash, is native to North America from where it spread almost all over Canada and USA except for the hottest southwest. It is a tall, fast growing tree with attractive leaves on which feed North American frogs when fallen down. It was first planted in our country in 1835 and since then escaped from cultivation and shows its invasive tendencies in warmer regions.

Aucubifolia is a unique and rare variety of green ash. It is sought after for its aucuba-like foliage. The pinnate leaves are composed of broadly elliptic to narrowly ovate leaflets with green and yellow marbling similar to that on Japanese spotted laurel. It grows a little slower than the species, still you have to count on a large tree in maturity. The crown is upright first and broadly oval with age, and cast a pleasant, not very deep shape.

Ash can take almost any soil type, it can withstand both drought and temporary water-logging when established but do not plant new trees in boggy soil. Pruning is possible in early spring and it can take hard pruning into old wood for rejuvenation. Grow in full sun and acidic soil (add peat) for best autumn colours. Fully hardy to min. -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 22-01-2019
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Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'AUCUBIFOLIA' height 40-60 cm, girth 4-6 cm
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