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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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


30-40 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Fraxinus americana "Autumn Purple"

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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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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
January 1, 2013
over 5 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!
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
over 6 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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
Easy to plant, easy maintenance, doing great
January 1, 2013
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!!!
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
My Autumn purple ash was awsome just great tree
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago

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 Autumn Purple Ash.

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.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Autumn Purple Ash 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 Autumn Purple Ash again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Neighbor has one. It's beautiful.
Alan L on Apr 18, 2017
For shade and fall color
Steve W on Apr 7, 2017
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
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
Thought it would grow, but struggled due to the challenging climate of Texas.
Stephen P on Apr 18, 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
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.
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.
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.
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: I've always heard that if the ground's not frozen it's time to plant! :D but I think it's especially true for bare root plants. you want to get them in where they're going to live ASAP. the tree will wake up when it's ready. which might be later than you expect. I was nervous about mine last year, but once it started it took off and was beautiful!
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.
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.
Do these trees fight off the ash tree bug?
Tony D on Feb 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Since each Autumn Purple Ash tree goes through an extensive grafting process, it makes it less susceptible to the ash tree bug.
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
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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