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Carolina Ash, Water Ash, Swamp Ash, Pop Ash, Florida Ash, Poppy Ash
Fraxinus caroliniana


Carolina ash is a small understory tree that occurs in swamps and lagoons that are flooded most of the year deep in southeast Texas. It is distinguished from other ash species in being a true swamp species, and having a very different 3-winged fruit.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree

Exposure: shade

Flower Color: greenish

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: seed totally encased within a wing

Height: to 35 ft.

Width: to 30 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: water or bog

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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