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Fraxinus velutina

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Species Name: Fraxinus velutina
Common Name: Velvet ash

Produces abundant shade for a small tree. Likes moist spots below 5,000', but will tolerate drought. Resists oak root fungus. Best when protected from wind.

Plant Family: Oleaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 15-30' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Rounded crown w/spreading branches
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 5000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southern Sierra Nevada, South Coast, Range, Transverse Range, Peninsular Range, South East Sierra Nevada, Mojave Desert
Natural Habitat: Canyons, streambanks, woodlands

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