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Fragrant Ash (Fraxinus)

Fraxinus cuspidata
SKU: HC017893
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
A most unusual native woody plant, Fragrant Ash (Fraxinus cuspidata) blooms in late spring with fragrant, showy clusters of pure white flowers. Easy-to-grow, it is especially useful for small yards and patios where the flowers and visiting birds and pollinators can be appreciated. It is cold hardy and deciduous, native to scattered areas across the Southwestern US and Mexico. Plant a variety of perennials in the pleasant, filtered shade created under its leafy canopy.
key features
Botanical Name
Fraxinus cuspidata
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Easy To Grow, Fragrant
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
8-12' tall
Bloom Time
Mid spring


A most unusual native woody plant, Fragrant Ash (Fraxinus cuspidata) blooms in the late spring with showy, fragrant flower clusters that hang down from the branch tips. It will attract birds and bees, and butterflies. It can be considered as a large, slow-growing shrub or small, multi-stemmed tree. It’s rarely available in the trade, but fortunately for High Country Gardeners, our Chief horticulturist, David Salman, has been cultivating this Fraxinus for many years and is now able to harvest seeds from his landscape plants. It grows well in a variety of soils but requires good drainage. Easy-to-grow, it’s a large shrub/small tree that is especially useful for planting in small yards and patios. Columbine (Aquilegia), Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma), and Hummingbird Trumpet (Zauschneria) are just a few of the part shade-loving perennials that will thrive underneath its branches.
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