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Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto' | Modesto Ash

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Synonym Names: Fraxinus velutina glabra 'Modesto'

Family: Oleaceae

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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.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Tree

Height Range

40-60'

Width Range

40-60'

Flower Color

n/a

Flower Season

n/a

Leaf Color

Light Green

Bark Color

Grey

Fruit Color

Green

Fruit Season

Summer

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Very Low, Low

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Acid

Adverse Factors

Allergenic, Invasive, Messy

USDA Zones

9, 10, 11

Sunset Zones

9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Smog, Deer

Design

Design Styles

Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Wetlands

Accenting Features

Specimen

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Background, Park

Special Uses

Shade Tree

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by: PlantMaster

Photography by: Normans/GardenSoft

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