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Shamel Ash, Tropical Ash
Scientific Name: Fraxinus uhdei (Wenzig) Lingelsh.
Family: Oleaceae
Shamel Ash, Tropical Ash (Fraxinus  uhdei) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9, 12-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: 20F (-5C)

Sun Exposure: Younger trees are fairly shade tolerant, full sun for mature trees.

Origin: Central America (Guatemala, Honduras) to central and southern Mexico

Growth Habits: Fast-growing tree, up to 80 feet tall (24 m) in 30 years, or more; leaves 6 to 11 inches long (15 to 28 cm), 5 to 9 leaflets

Watering Needs: Moderate water to regular water


Shamel Ash, Tropical Ash (Fraxinus  uhdei)

Cultural Practices:
The Shamel Ash becomes a very large tree. It is shallow rooted, and its surface roots may be disruptive. It is very well adapted to Phoenix climate and if you have irrigation, and a back yard large enough, it is probably one of the best trees you can grow.

Blooming Habits:
This tree is dioecious, The male trees drop a limited amount of flower litter in late winter, while the female trees after some inconspicuous blossoms in late winter, developed their 1-winged fruits (samaras) in late spring. The samaras are 0.8 to 1.6 inches (2-4 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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