Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Vigorous grower to 60 to 70 ft. tall and almost as wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Fall Color
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Botanical Pronunciation:FRAK-si-nus oks-i-KAR-pa
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Vigorous grower to 60 to 70 ft. tall and almost as wide.
Foliage color:Dark Green
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Flower color:White
Design IdeasRaywood is a fine source of fall color and is also drought resistant. Good street tree that, with age, provides considerable shade. Plant as a single specimen, in a grove for more widespread shade or for seasonal shading on hotter south and west exposures.
Companion PlantsCombine this Ash with other reliable drought-resistant trees such as the attractive Chinese Pistachio (Pistacia chinensis), Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqua), an evergreen with a dense crown, or Brazilian Pepper Tree (Schinus terebinthifolius). To produce a reliable fall show in hot climates, blend with FestivalTM Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua FestivalTM).
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
Fraxinus oxycarpa is a species of Asian origin but little else is know about its history. Raywood seems to be the only form of the species in cultivation in the west.