Raywood Ash Tree

Raywood Ash Tree

Raywood ash tree are common landscaping trees in America which can be adaptive to various conditions while providing attractive view for gardens and parks. Compared with other ornamental trees, they can grow very quickly and need very little maintenance during their growth. They generally prefer well-drained soil condition and require adequate sunlight to grow happily. They are perfect choices for homes located in mild climates.

Raywood ash trees will grow uprightly and they can reach up to 80 feet in height with a 50 feet spread when fully grown up. Regarding the PH value of the soil, they prefer slightly alkaline soil types which are moist at most times. The soil should have good drainage capability which enables the water to be drained off quickly. Although they are suitable for planting in mild climates, they can tolerate winter coldness well. This feature makes them a good option for home owners living in cold zones. In autumn, they will bloom attractive purple flowers which is a great view in your fall garden.

To make your Raywood ash trees grow healthy, you need to perfume some pruning jobs occasionally. The ideal time for pruning is in late autumn when the trees have entered they dormant period. Remember to do a thorough cleaning on your shearing blade beforehand to lower the risk of infection on various diseases. You should trim off the dead and weak branches in the first place. They you need to keep an eye on the overall shape of your tree. The tree should have a central leading stem, and get rid of the rest of leading stems if there are any. The cut on branches should from a 45 degree angle which should be far from the main trunk. Moreover, the crossing branches should be also trimmed off as well because they will interfere with each other in the future.

Image provided by Gwen and James Anderson [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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