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Dwarf Ash
Fraxinus anomala
  
About Dwarf Ash (Fraxinus anomala) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Fraxinus anomala is a species of ash tree known by the common name single-leaf ash. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it grows in a number of habitats including desert scrub and chaparral. This is a deciduous shrub or small tree approaching maximum heights of five to six meters. The leaf may be simple or it may be compound, composed of up to five leaflets which look like individual leaves. Each leaflet is oval-shaped to round and may have teeth along the edges. The nondescript brownish flowers lack petals. The fruit is a flat samara up to two centimeters long and one wide, green when young and tan to brown when mature. The samaras hang in bunches.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Tree

Size
Size
10 - 20 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Green, Brown

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2*, 3*, 7*, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18*, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Washes, rocky slopes,

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.3" - 18.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.61" - 4.24", Coldest Month: 34.8" - 52.9", Hottest Month: 57.4" - 78.9", Humidity: 3.41" - 31.07", Elevation: 2621" - 9132"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Single-leaf Ash, Singleleaf Ash


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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