Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Arundel Tree Service

All Aspects Of Tree Care

(410)439-1900

Maryland Licensed Tree Experts

Meet A Tree - Blog

Meet A Tree - Blog

Pumpkin Ash - Fraxinus profunda

Posted on 16 August, 2017 at 11:00

Pumpkin Ash - Fraxinus profunda - The combination of buttressed trunk base, large pinnately compound leaves with 7-9 dark green leaflets and samara fruit make this species easily identifiable. Pumpkin Ash is a deciduous tree that reaches heights of 35-90 feet tall, growing in an erect form with a single straight or crooked trunk. It is native to swamps, old lake beds, freshwater tidal wetlands, floodplains and wet woodlands along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers from Michigan south through Louisiana and along the Eastern seaboard from New Jersey south through Florida. The Pumpkin Ash is often times confused with the Water Ashes in the Carolina Ash family.


Image Citation: https://stwilliamsnursery.com/plantdirectory/pumpkin-ash/#sthash.TWiXo7l6.dpbs" target="_blank">https://stwilliamsnursery.com/plantdirectory/pumpkin-ash/#sthash.TWiXo7l6.dpbs : St Williams Nursery & Ecology Center, St.Williams, ON, Canada

 

Leaves are opposite, pinnately compounded with blades 20-45 cm long, rachis 8/15 cm long, 7-9 leaflets ovate in shape, narrowly oblong or elliptic. The upper leaflet surface is dark green and hairless, the lower surface is hairy. In the fall, the foliage turns bronze to reddish purple beforefalling off to make way for the next years foliage.  The bark is light gray with interlacing ridges. The swollen or "pumpkin" like trunk base is visibly apparent on some trees, especially those growing in deep swamp areas in the Southern growth range. The fruit is in the form of a samara 4-7 cm long and up to 14 mm broad. The fruit range in shape from narrowly linear to elliptic, with a wing arising from the base of the seed body. The fruit matures in early Autumn.

Best suited for hardiness zones 5-9, Pumpkin Ash prefers moist to slightly dry soil. It grows well in deep, loamy soil and swamp areas.  Birds and small mammals feed readily on the seeds produced by this tree. It also provides cover and habitat for birds and other wildlife. The larvae of the Emerald Ash Borer feed destructively and can kill this species. Flies and caterpillars also will feed on the foliage.

 

Meet more trees on our website www.ArundelTreeService.com or follow our blog http://arundeltreeservice.meetatree.com

Categories: Meet A Tree

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

161 Comments

Reply IncocaPar
8:59 on 27 August, 2021 
http://buypropeciaon.com/ - finasteride hair regrowth
Reply twetuique
23:58 on 27 August, 2021 
Cialis
Reply Annelty
12:08 on 29 August, 2021 
Stromectol
Reply Cialis
19:13 on 29 August, 2021 
Amoxil Duo
Reply buy propecia 1 mg online safely
4:49 on 30 August, 2021 
Cialis At Discount
Reply Reuring
20:03 on 30 August, 2021 
Reply Stromectol
22:06 on 30 August, 2021 
Lasixonline
Reply LierroF
2:31 on 5 September, 2021 
Viagra
Reply Embophops
21:48 on 6 September, 2021 
https://buysildenshop.com/ - generic viagra shipped overnight
Reply Toolids
16:11 on 9 September, 2021 
Propecia
Reply Wouddydam
1:04 on 11 September, 2021 
Reply Peedymn
12:14 on 14 September, 2021 
https://buyzithromaxinf.com/ - buy zithromax to treat chlamydia
Reply unsogue
3:06 on 15 September, 2021 
how long does it take for plaquenil to work
Reply plaquenil corona
18:17 on 16 September, 2021 
Viagra Generico Italia Farmacia
Reply Acquito
23:21 on 16 September, 2021 
walmart priligy
Reply buy zithromax online rats
2:12 on 17 September, 2021 
Comprare Viagra Italia
Reply priligy (dapoxetine)
2:21 on 18 September, 2021 
Acticin Where To Purchase Website Fedex Shipping No Doctors Consult
Reply cadostots
3:06 on 18 September, 2021 
https://buypriligyhop.com/ - can i buy priligy in usa
Reply Lasix
21:44 on 21 September, 2021 
Cialis Composicion
Reply TeelaToog
15:17 on 22 September, 2021 
furosemide hypokalemia