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    Autumn Purple Ash for Sale

    Autumn Purple Ash for Sale

 
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Autumn Purple Ash

Fraxinus americana "Autumn Purple"

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Growing Zones: 3-9
(hardy down to -30℉)



Growing Zones 3-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

50-70 ft.

Mature Width:

30-50 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

30-40 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Good

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Fraxinus americana "Autumn Purple"

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Brilliant Fall Colors to Delight and Astound

- 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!





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Customer Reviews

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Not much growth
I planted 3+ months ago and watered regularly. It arrived as a 5-6 foot stick with 8 or 10 leaves tufting out of the top. Not a whole lot of change. I followed planting instructions and have been patiently waiting for some sign of limb growth. It's still alive so maybe there will be a growth spurt in the fall.
July 25, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Hopeful it stays alive and healthy
came to us as a poker straight twig, and because it was still snowing in Michigan when we received it, we kept it inside until having continuous 40-degree weather. The tree is still upright but uncertain the tree is going to take off after planting as the budding we experienced indoors
is now a stick without buds.
May 11, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Off to good start
Autumm Purple Ash tree planted last spring doing well. I suspect I will see lots of growth next year!!
October 30, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
5
Love the tree!
When the tree arrived, I was rather nervous since it looked like a dead stick. But even before we planted it, there were a few little green sprouts popping out. We planted it in the spring. The tree has grown a good 3 feet and has a nice full canopy of leaves. I couldn't be more pleased with the service from Fast Growing Trees or the tree we purchased.
October 13, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
Autumn Purple Ash
The trees arrived well packaged and in pretty good shape. All except for one tree did grow new branches and new leaves. Will wait until spring to make sure the puny one survives. Cannot comment on hardiness or color or growth quite yet. Remain hopeful though - they have all survived up until now.
October 30, 2014
Purchased
over 4 years ago
6 month old
Have had the tree for about 6 months and it really hasn't grown a bunch. I think it has grown roughly 6 inches so far. I live in Southern California and have watered it quite well, but to no avail. Maybe next year I'll get some more growth.
October 25, 2014
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 7 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.
January 1, 2013
The purple ash is doing just great.. I am very pleased.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care



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


Autumn Purple Ash Planting Diretions

The Autumn Purple Ash is a White Ash cultivar that's native to the northeast, and was introduced 1956. The fall season brings on a very decorative canopy when the leaves turn deep red, maroon and purple in color. At its mature height it can get to be 60-70 feet tall and about 50 feet wide while growing about 4-5 feet per year.

Choosing a location: Purple Ash trees are moderately drought tolerant and very adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions, even soils that are heavy in clay, providing that the soils are well draining.

Ash trees are widely used as shade trees in residential settings located in growing zones 3-9 and do best in soils with a pH between 6 and 7.5. Be careful not to plant too close to sidewalks or driveways, because ash roots tend to stay close to the surface and can be damaging.

Male varieties of Autumn Purple Ash trees will not produce seeds.

Planting directions: Select a planting location where your Purple Ash will receive full sun to partial shade with well draining soil. You can test drainage by digging a one-foot hole and filling it with water. The water should drain within an hour and if not, amend the soil by adding sand or organic matter to improve the drainage.

1) Dig your hole and make it twice as wide as the diameter and just as deep as the depth of the root ball.
2) Place your tree in the center and gently backfill the soil until it halfway fills the hole.
3) Water the planting sight and allow the soil to settle a bit and then continue to backfill the hole with soil until it completely covers the roots. Water again and add more soil if needed as it settles.
*If planting more than one purple ash tree be sure to space them at least 30-40 feet apart.

Watering: Your autumn purple ash tree will benefit from weekly watering until it becomes more established. The best way to water Autumn Purple Ash roots is by placing a garden hose with slow trickling water at the base of the tree. Let the hose run for about 30 minutes so moisture can penetrate and soak into the soil to a depth of 2 inches. You may want to water more frequently during the hot, dry seasons or if the soil tends to dry out quickly. An ample amount of moisture in the fall season will put your purple ash in good shape against the winter wind and sun.

Fertilizing: Fertilize your Autumn Purple Ash with a balanced fertilizer like formula 10-10-10 once the tree has become established after one year of growth. Apply the fertilizer according to the instructions on the packaging during the summer months.

Pruning: Your Autumn Purple Ash will benefit from some occasional pruning, which should be done in the early spring season before the new growth starts. Remove any branches that overlap, grow upright or across from one another on the main trunk. This will help prevent any damage from branches breaking in high winds or storms and assist with the tree's structure.Prune off infected, broken or dead branches when you see them because fungus can spread from decaying branches to other areas of the tree. *Remove the problematic limbs following these three easy steps:

1) Make your cut a quarter of the way through the branch on the under side of the damaged or diseased limb, about six inches from the branch collar.
2) Now you'll want to remove the branch by entirely cutting from the topside one inch past the first cut.
3) The branch should fall away after the second cut and you can remove the limb's stump as a final step.

One of the perks of having an Autumn Purple Ash tree is that they tend to change before all others in the fall season. Not only do they have a beautiful decorative canopy but they also are more deer resistant than other trees.

Ash trees are also highly valued for their lumber use, primarily for baseball bats, cabinets and furniture. The addition of this fast growing, low maintenance, and highly decorative tree will have all your neighbors talking about the beauty, especially during the approaching fall season.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Fast growing, great colors
David on Apr 28, 2018
variety in color.
tracy b on Apr 3, 2018
Fast growing, great colors
David on Apr 28, 2018
I am from Georgia and I wanted to bring some of my home roots up here to Illinois.
Donna M on Apr 28, 2018
variety in color.
tracy b on Apr 3, 2018
Every year we go to Leavenworth Washington and they have these trees all through the town,just had to have one for the side of the deck on our home.
Kenny B on Mar 20, 2018
BECAUSE I WANT IT
joel g on Mar 2, 2018
Chose for fall color, relative strength & hardiness of the tree, & size for large side yard.
Elizabeth M on Feb 13, 2018
I have had this tree in my yard for the past 18 years. It is my favorite tree. We are moving and I can't imagine a yard without this tree.
Susan L on Feb 2, 2018
Beautiful addition to the fall landscape with multi-faceted color combinations! Also hardy and fast growing
Jeff M on Jan 30, 2018
Neighbor has one. It's beautiful.
Alan L on Apr 18, 2017
Thought it would grow, but struggled due to the challenging climate of Texas.
Stephen P on Apr 18, 2017
For shade and fall color
Steve W on Apr 7, 2017
The beautiful fall colors. I purchased 4 trees two years ago. They are doing well with not issues. I am adding three more and look forward to them filling in my yard and providing shade for the summer. Then the beautiful fall colors.
Colby C on Feb 26, 2017
The white ash (often called the Texas ash or Autumn Purple) grows even faster than the green ash. It can reach 70-75 feet at maturity, and like the green ash, it's not susceptible to many diseases or insect pressures. However, because of its rapid growth rate, it can often shoot straight up and not provide a canopy (Good to line driveway) until it is many years old. On the plus side, the white ash/Texas ash also provides some stunning color in the fall if we get cooler temperatures.
Michael J on Apr 4, 2016
I have been wanting to try this tree for a while. I have been replacing trees in my yard .
gina b on Mar 24, 2016
It's beautiful and fast growing
Judith H on Mar 19, 2016
We love this tree with its color in the fall. We needed a good shade tree for our property and this just jumped out at us.
Katie P on Mar 17, 2016
Size, color and style are why I chose this tree.
James K on Mar 8, 2016
suited our needs
James M on Feb 18, 2016
Replacement
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
I am from Georgia and I wanted to bring some of my home roots up here to Illinois.
Donna M on Apr 28, 2018
Every year we go to Leavenworth Washington and they have these trees all through the town,just had to have one for the side of the deck on our home.
Kenny B on Mar 20, 2018
How do I prune Autumn Purple Ash tree ?
Ronald B on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Your Autumn Purple Ash will benefit from some occasional pruning, which should be done in the early spring season before the new growth starts. Remove any branches that overlap, grow upright or across from one another on the main trunk. This will help prevent any damage from branches breaking in high winds or storms and assist with the tree’s structure.

Prune off infected, broken or dead branches when you see them because fungus can spread from decaying branches to other areas of the tree. *Remove the problematic limbs following these three easy steps:

1) Make your cut a quarter of the way through the branch on the under side of the damaged or diseased limb, about six inches from the branch collar.

2) Now you’ll want to remove the branch by entirely cutting from the topside one inch past the first cut.

3) The branch should fall away after the second cut and you can remove the limb’s stump as a final step.
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 CALIFORNIA, SOUTH BAY, WOULD LIKE A DECIDUOUS SHADE TREE FOR FRONT LAWN, WILL THIS TREE HANDLE THE DRAUGHT?
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 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.
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.
We just got our Autumn purple ash today, Feb 18, the weather has been chili/cold. When is best to plant?
Joan H on Feb 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the ground is not frozen now would be a good time. Provide a sturdy wooden stake to help support for the first few years and as long as it rains at least once a week you shouldn't need to water it until summer
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

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