Fraxinus americana Autumn Purple®
Common name: 
Autumn Purple Ash
Pronunciation: 
FRAKS-i-nus a-mer-i-KA-na
Family: 
Oleaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
'Junginger'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, to 40 ft and 25 ft wide (12 × 7.5 m), rapid growing, dense, rounded habit. Leaves opposite, pinnately compound, leaflets somewhat smaller than the species type, dark green and glabrous above.  Fall color may include mottled orange-yellow, deep purple or mahogany.  Seedless, a male.
  • Sun.  Growth may be best in deep, moist, well-drained soil, however, fall color better in full sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4    Discovered at the University of Wisconsin by Karl Junginger (1905-1991) of McKay nursery, Waterloo, Iowa, it was introduced in 1956 (Jacobson, 1996).
  • Autumn Purple® is a popular seedless selection of F. americana and ‘Marshall’ is a popular seedless selection of F. pennsylvanica, compare these two popular ash selections.
  • Corvallis, Central Park: a single tree on the northwest portion along Monroe Ave; also on 3rd St. between Adams and Washington.
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