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Fraxinus profunda (Pumpkin ash)
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Fraxinus profunda

Fraxinus profunda (Bush) Bush

Pumpkin Ash

Oleaceae (Olive Family)

Synonym(s): Fraxinus michauxii, Fraxinus tomentosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Ash samaras are dispersed by wind and water. The seeds require exposure to cool, moist conditions for several months before they germinate. (Kershaw)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Notes: Up to about 120 feet tall.
Leaf: Green
Autumn Foliage: yes

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field,Riparian

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: None

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Fraxinus profunda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Fraxinus profunda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Fraxinus profunda


Record Modified: 2023-01-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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