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Western Mountain Ash

Western Mountain Ash Basics

Grows LikeTree, Shrub
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.

Western Mountain Ash Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialYes
Fall ConspicuousYes
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureFine
Fruit Seed ColorRed
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormSingle Stem
Growth RateSlow
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)15
Height Mature feet15
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityYes
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Western Mountain Ash Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceNone
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceLow
Frost Free Days (Minimum)100
pH Minimum6
pH Maximum7.2
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)700
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)1700
Precipitation Minimum20
Precipitation Maximum40
Root Depth (Minimum inches)16
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-28

Western Mountain Ash Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Spring
Commercial AvailabilityContracting Only
Fruit Seed AbundanceHigh
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesYes
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound140000
Seed Spread RateModerate
Seedling VigorHigh
Seedling VigorHigh
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

Western Mountain Ash Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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Western Mountain Ash

Western Mountain Ash grows like a Tree, Shrub. Western Mountain Ash is an Perennial. Western Mountain Ash is Native to U.S.. Spring and Summer is when Western Mountain Ash is actively growing. Western Mountain Ash is not an allelopath. Western Mountain Ash has a High C:N Ratio. Western Mountain Ash has a coppice potential of Yes. Western Mountain Ash is fall conspicuous. Western Mountain Ash has a White colored flower. Western Mountain Ash has Dark Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Western Mountain Ash has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Western Mountain Ash has a Porous foliage porosity. Western Mountain Ash has a Fine foliage texture. Seeds of Western Mountain Ash are Red. Seeds of Western Mountain Ash are Yes conspicuous. Western Mountain Ash grows as a Single Stem. The growth rate of Western Mountain Ash is Slow. The maximum height of Western Mountain Ash at 20 years is 15 feet. The mature height of Western Mountain Ash is 15 feet. The lifespan of Western Mountain Ash is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Western Mountain Ash is Erect. Western Mountain Ash is adapted to coarse textured soils. Western Mountain Ash is adapted to fine textured soils. Western Mountain Ash is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Western Mountain Ash is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Western Mountain Ash is None. Western Mountain Ash requires cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Western Mountain Ash is Low. Western Mountain Ash requires a minimum of 100 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Western Mountain Ash is 6. The maximum pH of Western Mountain Ash is 7.2. The minimum planting density per acre of Western Mountain Ash is 700. The maximum planting density per acre of Western Mountain Ash is 1700. The minimum Precipitation that Western Mountain Ash requires is 20. The maximum Precipitation that Western Mountain Ash can handle is 40. The minimum root depth of Western Mountain Ash is 16 inches. The salininty tolerance of Western Mountain Ash is None. The shade tolerance of Western Mountain Ash is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Western Mountain Ash is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Western Mountain Ash requires is -28. The bloom period of Western Mountain Ash is Late Spring. The commerical availability of Western Mountain Ash is Contracting Only. The fruit seed abundance of Western Mountain Ash is High. The fruit seed period of Western Mountain Ash begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Western Mountain Ash ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Western Mountain Ash is Yes. Western Mountain Ash is propagated by bare roots. Western Mountain Ash is propagated by bulbs. Western Mountain Ash is propagated by container. Western Mountain Ash is not propagated by corms. Western Mountain Ash is not propagated by cuttings. Western Mountain Ash is propagated by seed. Western Mountain Ash is not propagated by sod. Western Mountain Ash is not propagated by sprig. Western Mountain Ash is not propagated by tubers. Western Mountain Ash can generally yield 140000 seeds per pound of seeds. Western Mountain Ash has a Moderate seed spread rate. Western Mountain Ash has a High seedling vigor. Western Mountain Ash has a High seedling vigor. Western Mountain Ash does not have a small grain. Western Mountain Ash has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Western Mountain Ash does not have a berry/nut seed product. Western Mountain Ash is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Western Mountain Ash does not make a good fodder product. Western Mountain Ash does not make a good fuel wood product. Western Mountain Ash does not make a good lumber product. Western Mountain Ash does not make a naval store product. Western Mountain Ash is not palatable to humans. Western Mountain Ash does not make a pulpwood product. Western Mountain Ash does not make a veneer product. Western Mountain Ash is of the category, Dicot.
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