Green Ash Tree-A very resilient and tough tree that can grow in most all conditions in the USA & Canada. Beautiful, and strong - 15 Seeds

Green Ash Tree-A very resilient and tough tree that can grow in most all conditions in the USA & Canada. Beautiful, and strong - 15 Seeds

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Green Ash Seeds - 15 Seeds
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Description: Tree with dense, rounded or irregular crown of shiny green foliage.
Height: 60' (18 m).
Diameter: 1 1/2' (0.5 m).
Common name: Ash is from Old High German ask, prob. related to Latin Ornus, for European ash species. Green refers to the green underside of the leaves (in contrast to white ash).
Leaves: Opposite; pinnately compound; 6-10" (15-25 cm) long; 5-9 (usually 7) leaflets 2-5" (5-13 cm) long, 1-1 1/2" (2.5-4 cm) wide; paired (except at end); lance-shaped or ovate; coarsely saw-toothed or almost without teeth; mostly hairless. Shiny green above, green or paler and slightly hairy beneath; turning yellow in autumn.
Bark: Gray; furrowed into scaly ridges, with reddish inner layer.
Twigs: Green, becoming gray and hairless; slender.
Flowers: 1/8" (3 mm) long; greenish; without corolla; in small clusters of many flowers each; before leaves in early spring. Male and female flowers on separate trees.
Fruit: 1 1/4-2 1/4" (3-6 cm) long; yellowish key with narrow wing extending nearly to base of narrow body; hanging in clusters; maturing in late summer and autumn.
Habitat: Moist alluvial soils along streams in floodplain forests.
Range: SE. Alberta east to Cape Breton Island; south to N. Florida, west to Texas; to 3000' (914 m) in southern Appalachians.
Discussion: The most widespread native ash, this species extends westward into the plains and nearly to the Rocky Mountains. A northeastern variation with twigs, leafstalks, and under leaf surfaces all densely covered with hairs has been called Red Ash. One of the most successful hardwoods in the Great Plains shelterbelts, hardy, fast-growing Green Ash is also planted on spoil banks after strip mining, as well as for shade. Green ash is distinguished from white ash by lateral buds above the leaf scar rather than within the leaf scar. The hard wood is used for handles, baseball bats, furniture and crates.
Life History: White ash is dioecious, flowering just before the leaves. It is bee pollinated. Some seeds are borne every year, but are abundant at irregular intervals (2-5 years). Samaras are released to the wind in the fall, and seeds enter the seed bank, germinating when light intensities are high at the soil surface. Seeds germinate the spring following release, as they require a warm period followed by cold for germination. Growth is moderately fast, with trees reaching 15 feet within 2 years. Young trees will stump sprout after fire or felling, and sprouts may grow 10 feet in 2 years. Green ash is similar to white ash except that it is somewhat shorter lived, with a maximum of 150 years (red ash might live longer), and is usually smaller, 50'x2' (Champion 131'x6.4').

Materials: 15 Green Ash Tree Seeds