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Fraxinus Oxycarpa Golden Desert Ash - What do you know?

Posted by danell 7 OR (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 11, 11 at 14:41

Bummer, I had decided upon an Acer Truncatum and had 3 nurseries looking for a 2-3 inch caliper. I found ONE (these are hard to find here in Medford), which I may yet get, but it has a co-dominant branch and the trunk flare is okay but not great. The next option was a Carpinus Betula Frans Fontaine but I was hoping for something more rounded.

What can you tell me about the Golden Desert Ash? I understand it will accept a higher ph, do okay in clay soil with less than perfect drainage, is drought tolerant and a moderate grower to 20-25 tall x 18-20 wide. Is that correct? I have clay with a ph of 7-7.5, okay drainage, hot western exposure. Is this a messy tree? Any problems? Any specific cultural requirements?

Thanks everyone (smile).

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RE: Fraxinus Oxycarpa Golden Desert Ash - What do you know?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 11, 11 at 19:18

Appears to be a renaming of 'Jaspidea'. Look up that one for more information. The two main features are yellow young branches with contrasting dark buds producing unique winter effect, and nice yellow fall color display.

I have it planted near a pond.

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