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Fraxinus texensis - (A.Gray.)Sarg.

Common Name Texas White Ash
Family Oleaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats High, dry limestone bluffs and ridges[82].
Range Southern N. America - Texas.
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Fraxinus texensis Texas White Ash


Fraxinus texensis Texas White Ash

 

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Summary

Bloom Color: Green. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Oval, Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Fraxinus texensis is a deciduous Tree growing to 12 m (39ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen in September. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). and is pollinated by Wind. The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

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Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Fuel  Wood

Wood - heavy, hard, strong. It is occasionally used for flooring and is valued as a fuel[82].

Special Uses

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Firewood, Pollard, Street tree. Prefers a deep loamy soil, even if it is on the heavy side[1, 200]. Most members of this genus are gross feeders and require a rich soil[200]. Succeeds in exposed positions[200] and in dry alkaline soils[11, 200]. Tolerates atmospheric pollution[200]. Young plants tolerate forest shade[226]. This species is closely related to Fraxinus americana, and is possibly no more than a variety of that species[274]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. Male trees usually flower heavily each year, but female trees only flower heavily every 2 - 3 years[229]. Special Features: North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.

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Propagation

The seed is best harvested green - as soon as it is fully developed but before it has fully dried on the tree - and can then be sown immediately in a cold frame[80]. It usually germinates in the spring[80]. Stored seed requires a period of cold stratification and is best sown as soon as possible in a cold frame[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions or a nursery bed in late spring or early summer of the following year. If you have sufficient seed then it is possible to sow it directly into an outdoor seedbed, preferably in the autumn. Grow the seedlings on in the seedbed for 2 years before transplanting either to their permanent positions or to nursery beds.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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