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Shamel Ash

Shamel Ash

Regular price $84.20 USD
Regular price Sale price $84.20 USD
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Plant Type: tree
Plant Height: 40-80 feet
Spread: 40-60 feet
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Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Shamel Ash, scientifically known as Fraxinus uhdei, also known as the Evergreen Ash or Tropical Ash, is a fast-growing, large deciduous tree native to Mexico and Central America. It has been widely planted in urban and suburban landscapes across warmer regions for its expansive shade, attractive form, and adaptability to a variety of soil conditions.

Growing to a height of 40 to 80 feet with a similar or slightly narrower spread, the Shamel Ash quickly establishes a broad, rounded canopy of dense, dark green foliage. Its leaves are pinnately compound, adding a fine texture and lush appearance to the landscape. In spring, small, inconspicuous flowers appear, followed by samaras (winged fruit) that attract birds and other wildlife.

Adapted to full sun, Fraxinus uhdei thrives in well-draining soil and exhibits a remarkable tolerance for drought once established, though it benefits from occasional deep watering during prolonged dry periods. This tree is relatively low-maintenance but may require periodic pruning to manage its size and shape, as well as to remove any damaged or diseased limbs.

In landscaping, the Shamel Ash is often used as a street tree, in parks, or as a specimen tree in large gardens and public spaces for its generous shade and ornamental value. Its rapid growth and large size make it suitable for spacious areas where its canopy can fully develop without constraints.

Overall, the Shamel Ash is a valuable and attractive tree for regions with mild to warm climates, offering both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits. Its ease of care, adaptability, and fast growth rate make it a favored choice for adding greenery and comfort to both residential and communal outdoor spaces.

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