Raywood Ash

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'

SKU
03730
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.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationFRAK-si-nus oks-i-KAR-pa
Average Size at MaturityVigorous grower to 60 to 70 ft. tall and almost as wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth Habit5
Growth RateFast
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
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).

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: 6-9

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