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Raywood Ash - Fraxinus Oxycarpa Raywood



  • Details

    Locations of High Desert Raywood Ash: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15t4FXPZQRVe0tyQeVDeBFmgyA9aiy2CM&usp=sharing

    Sunset Zones: 2-9 and 14-24  

    USDA Hardiness Zones:  5-8

    Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

    Soil: Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline

    Drought Tolerance: Not Drought Tolerant*

    Growth Rate:  24” per year

    Growth Habit: Oval or Rounded Shape

    Height:  40-50ft.

    Width: 20-30ft.

    Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous

    Longevity: 50 to 150 Years

    Litter Issue: None

    Pests and Diseases: Resistant to Armillaria. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Scales and White Fly, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

    Branch Strength: Medium

    Root Damage Potential: Moderate

    Suckering Potential:  High

    Special Care:  These trees were previously thought to be drought tolerant, but evidence suggests that lack of watering leads to branch dieback: https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/raywood-ash-gets-bad-rap/article_7b2c5fc1-1a39-5955-bbe4-fd5ea3002593.html

    Pruning Advice:

    Watering Advice: Regular watering until establishment, then less frequency deep waterings.

    Staking: These trees typically do not require substantial staking even here in the High Desert.

    Fertilizer: Fertilizing in early spring will help develop a strong tree early on in its life.