Emerald Wave™ Griffith Ash

Fraxinus griffithii

A beautiful lawn tree with an upright habit displaying attractive shiny leaves composed of 5 to 11 leaflets with wavy edges. Evergreen in mild climates, briefly deciduous elsewhere.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationFRAK-si-nus gr-if-FITH-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 45 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis is the perfect smaller tree for homesites that need a single candidate to shade a front yard or to separate homes for more individual curb appeal. Ideally sized for shading an outdoor living area or courtyard. Use for long range perimeter plantings or in the lawn where it thrives. Will shade a driveway without unnecessary litter.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureTolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsCreate a beautiful composition with bold shrubs such as Adonis Blue Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii 'Adonis Blue'), Magical Gold Forsythia, (Forsythia x intermedia 'Kolgold'), Carter's Sunburst Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Carter's Sunburst'), August Beauty Gardenia, (Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty').

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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