American White Ash Tree Seeds (Fraxinus americana) 25+Seeds Zones 4-9
American White Ash A handsome tree with dark green compound leaves, yellow to red- purple in fall; dark gray bark with a diamond pattern of furrows; susceptible to quite a few ailments, which can have a cumulative effect; full sun; likes deep, moist soil; valuable timber tree;White ash is one of the most used trees for everyday purposes and, to keep up with high demand, is cultivated almost everywhere it can be. The wood is white and quite dense (within 20% of 670 kg/m3), strong, and straight-grained. It is the timber of choice for production of baseball bats and tool handles. The wood is also favorable for furniture and flooring. Woodworkers use the timber mainly for internal uses due to high perishability in contact with ground soil. It is also used to make lobster traps. Recently, it has also become a popular choice for solidbody electric guitar wood as well. It makes a very servicable longbow if properly worked. The wood was used in ceiling fan blades from the 1970s through the mid-1980s, though cane was sometimes simulated with plastic then. It is no longer used for ceiling fan blades in most countries.
The tree has a mast crop every 11 years and is very easy to plant and cultivate with a survival rate of 30%.
It is widely grown as an ornamental tree in North America as well. Cultivars selected for superior fall color include 'Autumn Applause' and 'Autumn Purple'.
Other names occasionally used for the species include Biltmore ash, Biltmore white ash and cane ash.