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Fraxinus velutina


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Leathery gray-green leaflets turn yellow in autumn

Uses: Winter silhouette Specimen tree Woodland gardens

Zones: 7-10

Description: Native to southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico, this small tree has a height and spread of up to 30 ft (9 m). The leaves, with up to 7 lance-shaped to oval, toothed leaflets, are a leathery dull green above with hairy felting underneath. The twigs are

Growth Habit: Spreading canopy

Comments: Cultivars available

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