While Tucson gardeners genuinely enjoy our short-lived fall season, many of us spend at least a few of these precious minutes lamenting the fact that desert trees generally lack the red and orange hues that we tend to associate with Autumn. If you live in the hot desert, enjoy cooling shade in summer, and crave the warm colors of fall, then Raywood Ash should be on your radar!
Notorious for its deep burgundy autumnal foliage, the dense canopy of this deciduous tree is slightly taller than wide in youth, developing a more rounded silhouette with age. No messy seed pods are produced by this all-male cultivar, making ‘Raywood’ one of the cleanest Ash trees available!
Height: 25 – 30 feet
Width: 25 – 30 feet
Bloom color: Inconspicuous
Flowering season: Spring
USDA minimum zone: 5
Cold hardiness: -20° F

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