Nobility White Ash

Fraxinus americana 'Nobility'

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Nobility White Ash (Fraxinus americana 'Nobility') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Nobility White Ash in fall

Nobility White Ash in fall

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Height:  50 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a


A particularly hardy selection of this desirable species, with an upright growth habit and spectacular purple fall color; resistant to frost cracking, very neat and tidy, an ideal choice for colder climates

Ornamental Features

Nobility White Ash is primarily valued in the landscape for its decidedly oval form. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The compound leaves turn an outstanding purple in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Nobility White Ash is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Nobility White Ash is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Nobility White Ash will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features