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Green Ash

Scientific name

Fraxinus pennsylvanica


The Green Ash is a small to medium-sized tree, growing up to 25 m high, and 60 cm in diameter. It can often vary in form, growing small and shrubby or straight and slender. The leaves are 10-15 cm long, oval-shaped, and taper pointed leaves. The leaves of Green Ash are also toothed and the upper surface has a yellowish-green colour. The branches and bark are slightly stout and grayish-brown in colour. This tree produces an abundance of seeds, which is great for many kinds of wildlife. The Emerald Ash Borer is a current threat for this Ash species throughout it's native range.

Planting conditions

Green Ash prefers full sun but is moderately shade tolerant. Green Ash grows best in moist, sandy, loam, or clay soil and can often tolerate long periods of flooding.


  • Plant height:
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Basic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
  • Height:
    • 25m