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Goodding's Ash

Fraxinus gooddingii

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate-high
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Wind
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
5-15' × 5-10'
Flowering Season March-May
Flower Color Greenish
Minimum Temperature Range -25 °F
Leaf Description Pinnate (having leaflets arranged on either side of the stem), often occurring in clusters
Fruit Helicopter seeds
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Elevation Range 3500-6000 ft.
Description Goodding's ash is an uncommon species found in a few canyons near the U.S./Mexico border in southeastern Arizona. This is a shrubby, mostly evergreen ash found along drainages and waterways where it benefits from extra moisture. This is a good plant for well watered basins and greywater beds, and benefits from rainwater being directed to it. If this plant is drought stressed than it will potentially lose its foliage, otherwise it makes a lovely hedge or small patio tree. This species is much less common in cultivation than the similar looking chihuahuan desert species F. greggii.