Fraxinus velutina 'Fan tex'
Form: rounded, broad, oval tree
Size: 35-40ft with equal spread; moderate to rapid growth
Leaves: pinnately compound, green, 3-5 leaflets per leaf (sometimes 7); slick glabrous feel to leaves; fall color more yellow if temperatures cool down slowly
Flowers: not significant
Fruit: decious; winged seeds on females, 1in long
Stems/Trunks: gray with linear furrowing trunk; obvious graft union on young specimens
Range/Origin: southwest US; popular cultivar of F. velutina
Hardiness: to 0°F
Fraxinus velutina 'Fan-tex'
- best ash for residential landscapes
- holds dense canopy
- Exposure: full sun
- Water: regular best; heat and drought tolerant; keeps lush look in adverse conditions
- Soil: uniform, good drainage
- Propagation: vegetatively only; a grafted cultivar
- Maintenance: low, raking of fall leaf drop
aka Rio Grande
a cultivated variety of Fraxinus velutina, probably from a sport noted for the different leaf type, Fan-tex is always grafted onto F. velutina root stock
new leaves on
canopy is much more rounded, oval, than the taller and linear F. velutina
susceptible to Texas root rot
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