The White Ash grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range soils.
The White Ash tree resists heat, grows rapidly and is adaptable to a wide range of soil and climate conditions. The fall foliage is spectacular and the tree is widely used for shade in parks and large landscapes.
The White Ash is a handsome North American native for large properties. Exquisite fall leaf colors ranging from yellow to deep purple and maroon. Round-topped crown at maturity. Grows in deep, moist, well-drained soils and full sun. Grows to 50'-80' with a 45' spread. (Zones 4-9)
The White Ash has moderate importance to wildlife. The seeds are eaten by wood ducks, finches, and cardinals.
The White Ash tree is famous for one of its basic wood products, the baseball bat. No other wood has the pliant, strong, yet light qualities of Ash wood. The wood is also extensively used for non-impact tool handles, furniture, hockey sticks, polo mallets, church pews and other products too varied and numerous to mention. The White Ash does not display all of the showmanship of the Maple, Walnut and Oak, but this tree has served the citizens of America well as a shade tree and a child's companion (as it has always been a favorite for swings dangling from its stately branches), while providing important raw material for thousands of uses. It is also quickly replenish able, compared to its far slower-growing hardwood cousins.
White Ash prefers moist soil.
The leaves from this tree are opposite, 8 to 15 inches long, 5 to 9 leaflets. Leaves are bright yellow in autumn.
Green to purple color and plain.
Blooms in April..
This trees fruit is 1 to 2 inches long. Tan in color. Attractive to birds.