• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering 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 Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.