• Autumn Purple Ash for Sale

    Autumn Purple Ash for Sale

    Autumn Purple Ash for Sale


Autumn Purple Ash

Reg: $139.90
Save: $69.95  (50%)
Ships April 5th, 2016
 $7.00 Oversized Fee

1. Bare Root

Bare Root
  • 5-6 ft.
  • Shipped to you Bare-Root

    The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

    Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

    Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Planting Mix
Autumn Purple Ash Planting Mix

Helps your Autumn Purple Ash get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Starter Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 3-9

Growing Zones 3-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 3-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

50-70 ft.

Mature Width:

30-50 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Fraxinus americana "Autumn Purple"

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- Spectacular autumn foliage
- Highly adaptable to various types of soil
- Relatively drought resistant

The Autumn Purple Ash turns from a glossy green into red and finally to a brilliant purple in the fall.

The Purple Ash holds its fall color longer than almost any other tree - enjoy the show the entire season!

Large leaves block sunlight, cutting your cooling bills. A regal looking ornamental tree that makes a great focal point for your lawn.

Perfect for lining streets, especially in areas that receive a lot of snow. Salt debris will not harm this beauty.

Autumn Purple Ash trees thrive best in moist areas, but are tolerant of many climates. These deciduous trees usually grow up to 3-5 ft. a year and into a pyramidal shape when young, then flourish into a pleasing oval shape at maturity.

Thrives in northern climates as well as warmer ones, preferring Growing Zones 3-9.

When you order from Fast Growing Trees, you get a higher quality, more attractive tree. Each Autumn Purple Ash tree goes through an extensive grafting process that guarantees incredible fall color. Few other nurseries do this, because it takes an extra year and more labor.

Order while supplies last. Our Purple Ash is a customer favorite and sells out every year!

Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Growth Rate
We planted two of these last fall, and this spring when it warmed up saw a lot of growth quite quickly. In the last three months they've grown about two feet, they seem do be doing quite well
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
We planted this beautiful tree on our hill and love it! Cant wait til it reaches full maturity and we can enjoy its shade too!
December 31, 2012
The first ash tree that I received didnt make it. I called your store and you sent me a replacement tree properly packaged and no broken branches. We planted the tree in our backyard ,Northeast, and this year there were leaves and it had already grown a few inches and had new buds. I am very pleased with my tree and the helpfulness of your staff on replacing the first tree
December 31, 2012
I am amazed at how quickly this tree is growing, even here in Montana. It grew about 2 1/2 feet this past year, it still needs to fill out a bit, but I am very pleased with the overall growth
December 31, 2012
When I purchased this tree it was approx. 5 ft. tall. In about 1.5 years it has grown to about 8 feet tall. Very healthy looking, promising tree that we hope to prune such that the tree will shade the entire side of our house. Wished I had heard of Fast Growing Trees 12 years ago when we first bought our home.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Grew nearly 3 ft over 1st year with incredible color. Good quality of new growth as well. Leaves drop early which is a plus for leaf collection in our area. Developed some small mammal damage at base of trunk...will have to keep my eye on it. Nice tree purchase... I would get the autumn purple ash again.
December 31, 2012
Easy to plant, easy maintenance, doing great
December 31, 2012
Your products and your company are the best to buy from as far as I am concerned. Keep up the great work. Thanks for listening and I will not buy from anyone but your company!!!
December 31, 2012
I bought this Autumn Purple Ash 2 1/2 years ago. While its still alive, it has not grown at all. Not sure what they mean by ""fast growing""
December 31, 2012
I planted my ash tree along a fenceline that backs up to a flood basin. It hasnt grown as fast as I would have liked, but it is doing well and shows promise for surviving the second winter in Central CA
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Autumn Purple Ash

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Emerald Green Thuja.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Emerald Green Thuja gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Emerald Green Thuja again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Mary O on Jan 14, 2016
I need a shade tree for my back yard, visible also from the street. I've been toying with several different types of trees but settled on this one because of the color, size and shape. My daughter will be surprised to receive one from me, too, as she has expressed that it is her husband's and her favorite for their yard.
Connie N on Nov 3, 2015
Mary O on Jan 14, 2016
Wanted a maple and the different colors make this tree gorgeous. Most are green and maybe red but the purple sold me!!!an added bonus!
Peggy O on Jan 13, 2016
I need a shade tree for my back yard, visible also from the street. I've been toying with several different types of trees but settled on this one because of the color, size and shape. My daughter will be surprised to receive one from me, too, as she has expressed that it is her husband's and her favorite for their yard.
Connie N on Nov 3, 2015
Wanted a maple and the different colors make this tree gorgeous. Most are green and maybe red but the purple sold me!!!an added bonus!
Peggy O on Jan 13, 2016
Is the Autumn Purple Ash susceptible to the emerald ash borer bug? I live in northern Illinois and most of our Ash trees have been attacked.
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
my purple ash has big clumps of dark rough ulgy fungus like stuff on all branches.what is it?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
How do I prune Autumn Purple Ash tree ?
Ronald B on Mar 24, 2015
What type of seeds should I expect dropping in the yard with this tree? i'm looking for low maintenance.
Jeremy S on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have lived in my home for 3 years and this very mature tree is in my yard. It is extremely low maintenance and doesn't really drop anything. It is my favorite tree.
I live in Northeastern Pa. one 6, wiull it be OK?
Dottie on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you are in a good growing zone.
is it deer resistant?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sorry we live in an urban area and don't have deer issues. But I can say that the tree is doing well. It took a while to bloom this spring but when it did, it absolutely exploded. It's only been a little over a year and it has grown about a foot and a half. Great tree selection.
I live in Michigan, I have a purple ash that is partially damaged from the emerald ash borer. I have been treating the tree for 7 years now and it's still beautiful AND the only on left in our neighborhood. My questions is if I get another purple ash and treat it from the beginning with Bayer treatment do you think it will be able to survive? It's my favorite tree and I really want another one. Thanks! Jan
janet t on Jun 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes your Autumn Purple Ash would definitely survive. Start treating the new tree as soon as possible since Ash Borers are extremely tough to get rid of once they infest a tree.
Do ash trees have multiple trunks? When erosion has exposed the roots on an ash tree, is it ok to cover the exposed roots with soil and plant grass?
Ron A on Mar 15, 2015
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We live in central CA and we are in a serious drought here. We planted eight purple ash this spring. We are giving them water to get them established, but they are doing beautifully even with the intense heat we have here. I have seen other purple ash in the area and they seem to do well for drought tolerance.
What will be the first sign that the tree is dead. I planted it last summer and it just went thru it's first winter. so far there is no sign of life this spring. It is planted on the north side of my home, protected from most weather. I live is SE Idaho. Am I jumping the gun and just need to give it time?
Mark & on Apr 10, 2015
what color are the leaves in summer?
paul o on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The leaves during the summer are green. It's the fall when they put on their show from burnt red to purple. It's gorgeous.
Do the roots come to the surface?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Because my tree is so young, I do not know if the roots will come to the surface. I have many mature trees and the only ones I have noticed roots coming to the surface are my Locust trees. I do expect this will be a very pretty tree.
The autumn purple ash tree, how is it delivered? I live in Rio Rancho, NM
JOHN C on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The tree is shipped via ups / fed-ex, it's delivered to your door in a box with the base of the tree wrapped in plastic. Our trees were still moist upon arrival. After delivery a follow up will be conducted to resolve issues that may arise during shipment. We are very pleased with our two autum purple ash trees out here in central Texas
i live in San Jose california can i get and plant now in October?
debbie P on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted my Autumn Purple Ash in the middle of summer 2014. I live in Indian Land, South Carolina, which is the northern-most part of the state. We get very hot summers and just this summer we got very little rain. I see San Jose gets a little more than one third the average U.S rainfall. I believe you would have little trouble with this tree as long as you were able to water it once every two weeks, assuming you have no water restrictions.
Do these trees get above ground roots?
LuLu N on Sep 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I only bought mine a year ago but my neighbor has a very mature Purple Autum Ash and it does not have above ground roots
What is the root system like?
Jenny on May 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Over time they will have surface roots, that will not grow past their drip line. I would plant at least 25 feet away from a structure or driveways/sidewalks etc.
What size caliper is this tree?
Luis C on Sep 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The caliper will be an inch or less.

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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos. Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Trimming & Pruning

Bare Root Trees?

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.