Evergreen Ash

Fraxinus uhdei

  • Size:

    Height: 80'; Spread: 60'

  • Growth:

    Fast

  • Character:

    Semi-deciduous; broad, symmetrical, oval form.

  • Foliage:

    Glossy, dark green, pinnately-compound leaves 6-10" long with 5-9 leaflets 4" long.

  • Flower:

    Small, green flowers; not noticeable.

  • Fruit:

    1/2-1" brown samaras.

  • Bark:

    Furrowed, gray bark.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning to train a good shape. Regular pruning needed less frequently with age.

  • Tolerance:

    Drought (once established) but does better with regular water. Any soil.

  • Special Considerations:

    Must be watered regularly to prevent invasive surface roots. Wind may cause leaf burn. Will only lose leaves in cold winters, but dormancy period does not last long.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to Mexico. Generally does not go dormant in San Francisco except in cold years.