click for enlargement Photo of Fraxinus cuspidata Torr.
Common Name Fragrant ash, Flowering ash
Latin Name Fraxinus cuspidata
Native Habitat West facing rocky hillsides between 2,400 and 7,000 feet in Chihuahuan and Great Basin Deserts
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, low to some organic content, well drained
Water Once per month to once per week depending on soil
Height X Width 12 feet X 12 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Bright green, winter deciduous
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Songbird, Thornless
Ornamental Value White flowers in spring, fragrant
Nature Value Fruits eaten by birds
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/natives/fraxinuscuspidata.htm
    Images http://weather.nmsu.edu/abqplantlist/large/FragrantAsh.htm
    Images and data http://www.dirtdoctor.com/view_question.php?id=1161
    Distribution map http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/data/atlas/little/fraxcusp.pdf
Note: Moderate pollinator
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