34. Fraxinus americana – Autumn Purple Ash ‘Autumn Purple’
Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana ‘Autumn Purple’
Nativity: Eastern North America
This cultivar was developed because of its extreme hardiness. It is drought resistant, adaptable to many different soil types, and the large leaves are known for cutting down on cooling bills.This cultivar is always male, and therefore never produces fruit.The emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle, often kills ash trees within five years of infestation. Tens of millions of ash tree have already succumbed to this fatal beetle.
DBH: 2.0 inches