Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'Item #3730 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
The bold round-headed form is perfect to cast summer shade. Dark green foliage turns attractive wine red in fall. Resistant to the Ash blight. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Vigorous grower to 60 to 70 ft. tall and almost as wide.Key Feature:Fall ColorBlooms:Inconspicuous
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:FRAK-si-nus oks-i-KAR-paPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Vigorous grower to 60 to 70 ft. tall and almost as wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:WhiteDesign 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).
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory: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.