FRAXINUS pennsylvanica 'Oconee'(GEORGIA GEM®)
Plant Common Name
Georgia Gem™ Green Ash, Green Ash
Georgia Gem® was selected by Dr. Michael Dirr for its heat tolerance, lustrous dark green leaves and low fruit production. Throughout the growing season this tall, deciduous shade tree has attractive shiny, compound leaves of dark green that turn yellow in autumn. Ashes flower early in the season, but their blooms are inconspicuous. Flowers are followed by clusters of single seeded, papery fruits, each with a single dry, brown wing. These can be messy, which is why the low fruit output of Georgia Gem® is desirable.
A native of eastern North American, green ash is adapted to a wide range of soils and topographies, including wet sites, and prefers full to part sun. It is widely planted, and makes a great shade tree or street tree for urban settings. Avoid planting ashes where emerald ash borer has become a problem.
AHS Heat Zone
9 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
50'-60' / 15.2m - 18.3m
25'-70' / 7.6m - 21.3m
Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, North-Central United States, Central United States, South-Central United States, Canada