Raywood Ash – Fraxinus Angustifolia ‘Raywood’

All pricing and availability are subject to change

1 gallon – $10
5 gallon – $20
15 gallon – $50
24″ box – $200

Details and Care Information:

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 Even once mature, a monthly watering during the growing season (especially in Summer) will help to prevent branch dieback. 

Pruning Advice: Prune off lowest branches until desired, but it is recommended not to do too much pruning as they have a great natural form. 
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.

Raywood Ash – Fraxinus Angustifolia ‘Raywood’