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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Fraxinus caroliniana

Carolina Ash, Water Ash, Pop Ash

Scientific Name:

Fraxinus caroliniana

Genus:

Fraxinus

Species Epithet:

caroliniana

Common Name:

Carolina Ash, Water Ash, Pop Ash

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Oleaceae (Olive Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Deeply to shallowly flooded swamps, both alluvial and tidal. Common in the NC coastal plain, rare in the piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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