Modesto Ash (Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto')
Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto'
- Deciduous shade tree that casts the perfect amount of shade in the summer – an ideal shade tree for hot climates!
- Glossy green foliage turns to bright golden yellow in the fall
- Attracts butterflies
- Grown from our premium cuttings rather than by seed
Modesto Ash, Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto,' can grow to be a majestic shade tree with glossy green leaves turning to a bright golden yellow in the fall that can light up any landscape! This tree is deciduous so that it can let the warmth of the sun in during winter and cast plenty of shade when the temperatures start to heat up in the summer! This cultivar was developed in Merced, California, and is valued for its glossy foliage and broad spreading crown. They also have a fast growth rate, and we like to plant them in any landscape as a street tree where they are sure to add curb appeal!
These Ash trees thrive in full sun to partial shade exposures. Once established, Modesto Ash is considered drought tolerant with low to moderate watering needs. This Fraxinus velutina gets bonus points for heat, cold and smog tolerance! And even though it’s deciduous and loses its leaves for a brief period, its attractive rough textured bark more than makes up for it!
Modesto Ash trees are favorites in residential, commercial and lawn applications and we take pride in offering Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto' custom-grown from our premium-quality selection of cuttings. We are the growers so that we can assure their quality is the best you will find anywhere! Visit your local Moon Valley Nurseries location and allow us to help you handpick the perfect tree for the perfect spot in your yard! And with free professional planting available on all box size trees, it cannot get any easier to have an instantly beautiful landscape!
Cold Hardy and heat resistant - ideal for Western landscapes
Large and very fast-growing Ash
Very popular shade tree in residential, commercial, or lawn applications
Similar to the popular Arizona Ash