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Fraxinus americana 'Manitou'

Manitou White Ash

Ash

Comments

A fine selection of white ash with a tighly upright, almost columnar habit of growth, doesn't require pruning to maintain its shape; seedless, so it is a tidy tree, great for shade in a smaller yard or as a street tree

Description

A fine selection of white ash with a tighly upright, almost columnar habit of growth, doesn't require pruning to maintain its shape; seedless, so it is a tidy tree, great for shade in a smaller yard or as a street tree

Landscape Attributes

Manitou White Ash is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Manitou White Ash is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade;Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Manitou White Ash will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

40 feet

20 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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