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Autumn Purple® White Ash

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Autumn Purple® White Ash

Fraxinus americana ‘Junginger’
Size: #25
50' high x 40' wide
Zone 3
Sun

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New! As the name suggests, this large shade tree’s foliage turns a beautiful reddish-purple to mahogany-purple in autumn. Native to the eastern US forests with their acidic soils, Autumn Purple® has proven to be quite tolerant to our alkaline soils. Best used where there are adequate moist conditions—aka irrigated lawns and beds. That said, after establishment, it does have some drought resistance. Autumn Purple is a male tree, hence no flowers or seeds. Early in life this tree will be conical in shape maturing to a more rounded canopy later on. For what it’s worth, ash is prized for their hard wood, all Louisville Slugger® baseball bats are made with this species.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.
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