Arizona Ash in fall color

11/03/2013 | Ken Lain, mountain gardener Tips, Trees, Uncategorized

30 second plant tip of the day – Arizona Ash in fall color – Fraxinus velutina


This is a large and very fast-growing Ash.  It is cold hardy and heat resistant – which is ideal for Southwestern landscapes.

This large tree provides maximum shade in the Summer months.  It is a very popular shade tree in residential, commercial, or lawn applications.

As its name suggests, the Arizona Ash is native to Arizona, so it is very well suited to prosper in desert environments. The deciduous nature of this tree allows for maximum shade and protection in the summer, and allows the landscape sunlight during winter, letting your landscape breathe during ideal growing temperatures. The Arizona Ash is seedless and only requires clean up once per year during the fall. The Arizona Ash boasts a very attractive, slightly-rounded canopy that is generally taller than it is wide, suitable for many landscape styles.

A full canopy creates a very heat resistant Arizona Ash ideal for surviving the Phoenix summers. Arizona Ashes boast a beautiful and lush look even in adverse conditions