Fraxinus ‘Autumn Purple’

(White Ash)

By November 23, 2022
Cluster of yellow and green leaves on a Fraxinus 'Autumn Purple', White Ash tree

About Fraxinus ‘Autumn Purple’ (White Ash)

This classic American shade tree is known as Fraxinus ‘Autumn Purple’. A large upright tree that reaches an average mature landscape size of 30-50 feet wide by 40-60 feet tall that grows at a medium rate growing as much as 2 feet per year. In early spring inconspicuous flowers emerge before welcoming its green foliage. As the seasons progress and fall arrives, its leaves transform from green to yellow to orange, then finally a deep red before dropping as the winter arrives. A beautiful ornamental tree for most of the year, White Ash is often planted as a shade tree.

Care and planting instructions

Plant White Ash tree in an area that receives full sun using well draining soil. Like with most plants, water regularly after planting to help establish its root system then reduce frequency. As an easy care tree, water this tree when the soil completely dries out or during periods of extreme heat. In the spring, prune back growth for shape and use a general fertilizer if needed.

Landscape design ideas

Fraxinus ‘Autumn Purple’ is an ideal shade tree for street medians, parks or residential landscapes.

Botanical Name: Fraxinus 'Autumn Purple'

Common Name: White Ash

Average Landscape Size: 30-50' x 40-60'

Plant Type: Deciduous

Bloom Color: Inconspicuous

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Tree

Sizes: 15 gallon

Special Features: Attracts Birds, Dramatic Color, Low Maintenance, Seasonal Color Change to Foliage, Easy Pruning,