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Fraxinus nigra Marsh.Black Ash

**NOTE: Due to an outbreak of cottony psyllid in Grande Prairie, planting this tree is not recommended.**

Zone 2


Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 10 m (33 ft)

Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Life span: 50-90 years

Why Plant It?

  • Can survive in a wide variety of environments
  • Bright yellow fall colour
  • Long-lived


Black Ash Fall Color

Some black ash varieties have been bred to have intensely yellow
fall color.

  • Full sun
  • Moisture; will tolerate flooding


  • Drought


Western Ash Bark Beetle
Cottony Psyllid
Emerald Ash Borer**


Ash Yellows**

**Not yet present in Grande Prairie

Last updated: 6/21/2017 9:22:50 AM