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Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Fraxinus
                        Specie: nigra

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaves with up to 11 leaflets turn golden yellow in autumn

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Parks Autumn color

Zones: 7-10

Description: This upright deciduous tree, native to North America, grows to a height of 50 ft (15 m) in cultivation and a spread of 25 ft (8 m); heights of 80 ft (24 m) have been recorded in the wild. The leaves have up to 11 dark green stalkless leaflets, lance-shape

Growth Habit: Upright spreading habit

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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