Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 50-70 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 30-50 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'
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Brilliant Fall Colors Meet Easy, Fast Growth
Why Autumn Purple Ash Trees?
Spectacular autumn foliage meets carefree growth, making the Autumn Purple Ash a favorite for easy, fast shade that's unbelievably vibrant. In fact, unlike many other similar varieties, the Autumn Purple Ash is highly adaptable to an array of soil types and is relatively drought resistant, meaning no guesswork in growing for you.
Transitioning from glossy green into red and finally to a brilliant purple in the fall, the Purple Ash makes an eye-catching statement. The Purple Ash holds its fall color longer than almost any other tree, so you'll enjoy the show the entire season!
And it works for you. Its large leaves block sunlight, cutting your cooling bills. When you get an Autumn Purple Ash of your own, you get a regal-looking ornamental tree that stands up to the elements, increases the value of your property, and saves energy.
Thriving up north or down south, the Autumn Purple Ash truly does it all. You can plant this enduring shade tree nearly anywhere...it lasts generation after generation.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
When you order from Fast Growing Trees, you get a higher quality, more attractive tree. Our Autumn Purple Ash 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...but your Autumn Purple Ash from Fast Growing Trees is poised for long-term success.
Now, you reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery with a colorful, carefree tree.
Order while supplies last. Our Purple Ash is a customer favorite and sells out every year...so, don't wait - get your Autumn Purple Ash today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
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.
Off to good start
Autumm Purple Ash tree planted last spring doing well. I suspect I will see lots of growth next year!!
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.
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.
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.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: 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.
Dig your hole in any area with full sun to partial shade (about 4 to 5 hours of sunlight daily) and make it twice as wide as the diameter and just as deep as the depth of the root ball. Place your tree in the center and gently backfill the soil until it halfway fills the hole. Water the planting site and allow the soil to settle.
2. Watering: Your Autumn 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 for about 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Fertilizing: Fertilize your Autumn Purple Ash with a balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10. Apply the fertilizer according to the instructions on the packaging during the summer months.
4. Pruning: Your Autumn Purple Ash will benefit from some occasional pruning, which should be done in the early spring season. Remove any branches that overlap, grow upright or crisscross on the main trunk.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|