Fraxinus americana

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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White Ash


Plant Specifics

Size:60-80 ft tall by 30-40 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Brown,NA
Habitats:Dry sites. Upland dry mesic forests. Well drained, rich soils.


Recommended Uses:Shade tree.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Fruits consumed by squirels and other rodents and some songbirds (cardinals).

Larval host for eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) and viceroy (Limenitis archippus).