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Arizona Ash, Velvet Ash

Fraxinus velutina

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Tree, perennial
Native to Arizona Yes. It is also native to CA, NM, NV, TX, UT, Baja California and northern Mexico.
Water Needs Moderate-High, often found in canyons and streams with perennial water and woodlands.
In relative feet, width by height
up to 30 to 50 feet, usually much shorter, about 10 inches in diameter, medium to large size tree.
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season March To May
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Elevation Range 2000-7000 ft.
Description Tree; much variation, trunk gray-brown or medium-gray, fissured, new stem growth bright green and velvety, fast growing.