BLACK ASH - FRAXINUS NIGRA

black ash bud

Common Name: black ash

Scientific Name: 
Family: Oleaceae
GenusFraxinus
Speciesnigra

Hardiness Zone: 2b to 6a
Height: 35 to 75 ft
Width: 25 ft

Description: ​​Minnesota is home to the largest population of black ash in the United States. Black ash can be found in the moist areas naturally but has adapted well to the urban environment. This species of ash is under considerable threat from the Emerald Ash Borer as it is not resistant. It is not recommended to plant any ash trees in Minnesota.​

black ash foliage
black ash bud