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G6800, Revised June 2008

Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees

White ash (Fraxinus americana)

Large trees

White ash


White ash does not grow as fast as green ash, but it will eventually become a larger tree. It develops a purple fall color that is rather unique. Seedless varieties of white ash such as ‘Rosehill' or ‘Autumn Purple' should be planted in preference to the standard varieties. Emerald ash borer, an exotic pest from Asia may eventually limit the usefulness of green and white ash in Missouri.

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