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Fraxinus velutina 'Fan tex'    
Fan-tex ash   
Oleaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: rounded, broad, oval tree
Seasonality: deciduous
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

Fan-tex ash tree
Fraxinus velutina 'Fan-tex'



aka Rio Grande

close-up of leaves
new leaves on
Fraxinus velutina
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

canopy is much more rounded, oval, than the taller and linear F. velutina

susceptible to Texas root rot

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