Synonym Names: Fraxinus velutina glabra 'Modesto'
This attractive deciduous tree reaches 50' tall and 40' wide. It is long lived, from 50 to 150 years old! Over time, this tree develops a tall canopy, umbrella shaped. Leaves are light green, compound, and glossy, turning gold in fall. Flowers are inconspicuous. Bark is light gray and fissured. This tree prefers full to part sun. It is drought tolerant once it's established although it can withstand flooding. It does best with well draining, acidic soil. Fruit causes litter. Pruning is important to develop strong branches and trunk, especially in the first 15 years. This tree is smog and ocean tolerant. Some folks are allergic to the pollen. Roots may damage sidewalks.
Very Low, Low
Sandy, Loam, Rocky
Average, Well-drained, Dry
Allergenic, Invasive, Messy
9, 10, 11
9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Wetlands
Spring, Summer, Fall
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