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Raywood Ash

Raywood Ash 

Brief Description 

The Raywood Ash has bark that’s a beautiful gray color that contrasts wonderfully with the dark green leaves that turn shades of red to purple during Fall. This tree is a vigorous grower, and will require a large area, as it grows 40 feet tall and 25 feet wide. 




Common Name – Raywood Ash 

Botanical Name – Fraxinus Angustifolia 

Plant Type – Deciduous 

Mature Size –  up to 40 feet and 25 feet wide  

Sun Exposure – Full Sun 

Hardiness Zone – 3 to 9 


Because this tree grows so big, it’s vitally important to find the right location. The last thing you want is for its height and width to interfere with structures and/or other things. Another thing to keep in mind is that the root system is known for disrupting things like sidewalks, so keep it away from things that you want to protect. Planting is straightforward and makes sure to keep the root ball moist during infancy. We recommend with any tree you plant to use tree stakes because the last thing you want is for the wind to damage your freshly planted tree. 


Sit back and relax as you watch your tree grow quickly. Once the tree is established, cut back the amount of water it receives, as over-watering is unhealthy. As with all shrubs and trees, as they age, move the drip emitters away from the base out to where the canopy is. This will force the roots to grow out in search for water, which will strengthen the tree and help it become drought resistant. 


This tree is a variety of many other Ash trees. 


The Raywood Ash is not invasive. 


For other trees that are perfectly suited for Greater Prescott, read about the Modesto Ash here.

Lastly, we highly recommend Watter’s Garden Center, Mortimer Nursery, or Prescott Valley Nursery as great places to both purchase shrubs & trees but to also ask questions because these are the experts.