Cuttings will do best when taken very late in the winter as buds are swelling just before flowering. The planting area for best results should be given light to medium shade in the afternoon for the first season. Books that recommend trees to be pruned back at transplanting time should be ignored. http://texastreeid.tamu.edu/, Accessibility, Site Policies & Public Notices. Opposite, compound, 5" to 8" long, with 5 oval or round leaflets arranged pinnately; leaflets are long-stalked and 1" to 3" long. ¼ to ½ inch deep in well-drained soil. Texas ash is very closely kin to the white ash and according to the late Benny Simpson the only difference between the white ash and Texas ash is the length of the seed of the white ash is slightly longer. The seed should be sown outdoors in the fall in beds or pots. Shinner’s and Maher’s Flora of North Central Texas by Diggs, Lipscomb and O’Kennon agree that the Texas ash may be the subspecies of White Ash, Faxinus americana. Male and female flowers borne on separate trees. I don’t care – they both do very well here. The Texas Ash is botanically called Fraxinus texensis. Usually 3 to 5 leaflets with 7 being the most common. The Tree is a deciduous tree, it will be about 10 m (33 ft) (33 ft) high. Secondary Names: ... Tree Description: A medium-sized tree to 45 feet tall and a trunk to 2 feet in diameter, with an oval crown. A slender, pointed seed enclosed by a flattened wing, or samara, about 1" long and up to 0.25" wide; fruits are borne in loose clusters connected by short stalks. Texas ash can be transplanted successfully up to 6 inches in caliper if handled properly. Gray, with brown or black blotches, furrowed, with the interlocking flattened ridges common to the ashes on older trunks. Ash tree bark: Texas ash bark is smooth and gray when the tree is young, later becomes furrowed. OTHER COMMON NAMES: TEXAS WHITE ASH BOTANICAL NAME: Fraxinus texensis PRONUNCIATION: (FRAK-suh-nus tex-EN-sis) FAMILY: Oleaceae (Olive Family) TYPE: Deciduous shade tree HEIGHT: 30 to 50 feet SPREAD: 30 to 40 feet FINAL SPACING: 20 to 40 feet NATURAL HABITAT AND PREFERRED SITE: Texas ash grows natively in limestone soils of north Texas west to … Texas ash Fraxinus texensis. Not a twig should be cut away at transplanting.INSIGHT:  Most plentiful ash in Texas. Print This Page Texas Ash. The leaves are imparipinnate and the flowers are green-violet. The tree likes Sun to half-shade at the location and the soil should be undemanding. Ash trees make graceful landscape plants, but when your trees are stressed or plagued by pests, they may begin to shed bark in response to the damage they’re experiencing. I have recommended white ash cultivars in the past but it is best in all cases to try to stick with native plants whenever possible. In the fall the Texas Ash produces a spectacular range of pastel colors that include yellow, orange, red, purple and maroon. © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); Texas A&M Forest Service - All rights reserved, Member Texas A&M System From the Dallas area to Central Texas and west to the Edwards Plateau, on rocky limestone hillsides, bluffs, and ridges. Leaf color is dark green on top, much lighter below, usually turning brown in early fall. As a good ash tree owner, it’s your job to determine if ash tree bark peeling is a sign of environmental problems or if the bark coming off ash trees is due to boring beetles. It is also native in Val Verde County to the far west of its range. It has very low water and fertilizer requirements but does need excellent drainage and it is also very easy to transplant from the wild.PROBLEMS: Poor drainage is the biggest problem, which will lead to borers, root diseases and other environmentally related pests.PROPAGATION:  Texas ash can be grown very easily from seed, cuttings or transplants. European Ash Tree (Fraxinus excelsior) European ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) European ash trees are deciduous trees that grow tall and have a dense, rounded crown. Wood is light colored, with brown heartwood, and has been used for firewood and flooring. Range/Site Description: From the Dallas area to Central Texas and west to the Edwards Plateau, on rocky limestone hillsides, bluffs, and ridges. The very closely kin white ash has dark lustrous color on the top of the leaves with a paler whitish color beneath.CULTURE:  Texas ash is very easy to grow in most soils unless over watered. Carolina ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) is confined to wet areas and streambanks in East Texas; Gregg ash (F. greggii) has small leaves and is found only in riparian areas of far West Texas. Search Library Topics      Search Newspaper Columns. OTHER COMMON NAMES:  TEXAS WHITE ASHBOTANICAL NAME:    Fraxinus texensisPRONUNCIATION:     (FRAK-suh-nus tex-EN-sis)FAMILY:   Oleaceae (Olive Family)TYPE:     Deciduous shade treeHEIGHT:   30 to 50 feetSPREAD:   30 to 40 feetFINAL SPACING: 20 to 40 feet  NATURAL HABITAT AND PREFERRED SITE:  Texas ash grows natively in limestone soils of north Texas west to Palo Pinto County and down to the Balcones Escarpment of the Edward’s Plateau. This species of ash tree is an excellent shade tree due to its widespread and height. It gets darker and gets mildly fissured with age.FOLIAGE:  Foliage is compound 8 to 13 inches long. It grows in very low rainfall areas and can handle steeply sloped and very thin soils but will adapt to normal landscape conditions throughout Texas.IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION:  Texas Ash is a beautiful shade tree that is graceful in the summer but has rich fall color that ranges from pastel hues of yellow, orange, red, gold and purple that completely often turn a brilliant scarlet red. Accessibility, Site Policies & Public Notices The leaflets are rounded when young but become more pointed with age. The Texas Ash has 2 to 4 inch long rounded leaves that have a medium to fine texture and retain a deep green color. Although spreading with age.FLOWERS AND FRUIT: Small greenish yellow flowers in the spring in clusters of winged samara that ripen in the fall.BARK:  Bark is very light and smooth in color – light gray to almost white in some cases when young. The tree generally has an overall rounded or oval and very neat form. A medium-sized tree to 45 feet tall and a trunk to 2 feet in diameter, with an oval crown. Female flowers in loose clusters appearing with the new leaves; male flowers appear as dark, purplish clusters near the end of the twigs, often before the leaves.