The Summit Ash, Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Summit', is a vigorous selection of Green Ash that features a straight trunk and is uniformly upright in habit. Being very hardy, it tends to color early in the fall with golden yellow color!
Although reported to be a female selection, seed production has not been a problem. It rarely is fed on by Japanese beetles.
Once developed properly in the nursery, the trunk remains straight up through the crown of the tree, and the branch habit is reported to be better than the species. Early pruning helps assure that this happens.
The attractive bark is red-tinged and furrowed, and it is reportedly thicker than other Ashes. The tree grows quickly and can sometimes reach 80 feet in height.
Summit has green to reddish-purple flowers that appear in spring. This tree has been successfully grown in urban areas where air pollution, poor drainage, compacted soil, and/or drought are common!
* Upright habit
* Fall color
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Summit'|
|Mature Height||50 - 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||25 - 30 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|