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PlantFiles: Texas Ash
Fraxinus texensis

Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fraxinus (FRAK-si-nus) (Info)
Species: texensis (teck-SEN-sis) (Info)

Synonym:Fraxinus americana var. texensis

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


over 40 ft. (12 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Good Fall Color

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral okus On Feb 8, 2005, okus from (Zone 8b) wrote:

"Flowers" appeared on ours on the bare wood, in early February. They are pretty insignificant, I thought they might be leaf buds from a distance! It adds interest at a boring time of the year though.

Positive sweezel On Jun 25, 2004, sweezel from McKinney, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This ash is closely related to White Ash. It is also really the only ash that is well suited for planting in Texas. It is drought tolerant and can even be found growing on rocky outcroppings in southern Dallas County. It has beautiful fall color and grows at an above average rate while being a very strong, durable tree. It often has multiple trunks, but grows to a wonderful mature shape which makes it well placed as an urban shade tree.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arlington, Texas
Austin, Texas (2 reports)
Canton, Texas
Crawford, Texas
Garland, Texas
Helotes, Texas
Keller, Texas
Killeen, Texas
Shepherd, Texas

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