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Common Name:
Autumn Purple Ash
Scientific Name:
Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'
Common Family:
Olive Family
Scientific Family:
Bark: Gray-brown bark is very smooth in youth, but becoming very deeply furrowed and ridged in just a few short years, with the ridges interlacing to form a diamondback pattern of 2" thick bark at maturity.
Foliage: Leaves are opposite and pinnatley compound, 8 to 15” long, with 5 to 9 leaflets, stalked, 2 to 6” and 1 to 3” wide. Body is ovate-lanceolatle, with acute to acuminate at apex. Usually the margin is remotely serrated. Summer color is dark green and glabrous on the surface with a pale green under the leaf surface. The fall color is a reddish purple that normally lasts 2 to 4 weeks.
Fruit: A 1 to 2” long samara (wing) with its width about 1/4”.
Cemetery|Location: Fairmount | Quebec Gate
Additional Information:

Colorado Tree Coalition-  Autumn Purple Ash


Colorado State Forest Service – Emerald Ash Borer