Shamel Ash, Tropical Ash
Scientific Name: Fraxinus uhdei (Wenzig) Lingelsh.
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Recommended Temperature Zone:|
sunset: 9, 12-24
Frost Tolerance: 20°F (-5°C)
Sun Exposure: Younger trees are fairly shade tolerant, full sun for mature trees.
Origin: Central America (Guatemala, Honduras) to central and southern Mexico
Growth Habits: Fast-growing tree, up to 80 feet tall (24 m) in 30 years, or more; leaves 6 to 11 inches long (15 to 28 cm), 5 to 9 leaflets
The Shamel Ash becomes a very large tree. It is shallow rooted, and its surface roots may be disruptive. It is very well adapted to Phoenix climate and if you have irrigation, and a back yard large enough, it is probably one of the best trees you can grow.
This tree is dioecious, The male trees drop a limited amount of flower litter in late winter, while the female trees after some inconspicuous blossoms in late winter, developed their 1-winged fruits (samaras) in late spring. The samaras are 0.8 to 1.6 inches (2-4 cm)