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Texas Ash, Mountain Ash
Fraxinus texensis


Texas Ash is a smaller, more drought tolerant relative of White Ash, F. americana. It grows on limestone bluffs from Dallas in north central Texas west and south through central Texas. Its water requirements are low, although it can tolerate moderate amounts of moisture as long as it has good drainage. Its leaves turn glowing red, gold, orange and purple colors in the fall. It is distinguished from White Ash by its leaflets, which are more rounded, and by having 5 to 7 leaflets instead of the 7 to 9 leaflets of White Ash.

Plant Habit or Use: medium tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: green or purple

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: small woody winged samara in 6" to 8" long panicles

Height: to 50 ft.

Width: to 40 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high high

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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