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Fraxinus caroliniana P. Mill.
Carolina ash, Pop Ash
USDA Symbol: FRCA3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Tree with 1, or sometimes more than 1, trunk, often enlarged at base and leaning, and a rounded or narrow crown.
Carolina Ash is the ash that ranges farthest to the southeast. Its large, broadly winged, flat keys are distinctive. The soft lightweight wood is not used commercially.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA Native Distribution:
NE. Virginia to S. Florida and west to SE. Texas; to 500 (152 m); also a variety in Cuba. Native Habitat:
Wet soils of swamps and riverbanks flooded part of year; in swamp forests. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff