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White Ash vs Northern Red Oak

Fraxinus americana

Quercus rubra

White Ash
Northern Red Oak

White Ash is a large deciduous tree that's often grown in residential yards and along boulevards.

Similar to Green Ash, White Ash is distinguished by the lighter colour of the undersides of the leaves.

While Green Ash turns gold in the fall, White Ash turns a gorgeous burgundy.

A medium-sized deciduous tree, the northern red oak can grow to 25 m tall and 30 m in diameter with a crown spread of 18 m. It has a short, massive trunk and an extensive crown in the open, while in the forest it has a tall columnar bole and small rounded head. It is symmetrical and beautifully coloured in the fall. Leaves are 10-20 cm long by 10-13 cm wide, and oblong, with 7 to 11 toothed lobes. Its fruit is an acorn. Bark can be brown to black, with broken to wide flat ridges. Northern red oak is a valuable, fast-growing oak used primarily for lawns, parks, golf courses, and commercial areas. It is often used as a street tree.

The most attractive and fastest growing oak we have seen for the prairies. We are one of the only nurseries growing this tree.

WHITE ASH QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED OAK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: first yellow, then red to deep purple
Fall colour: red
Bark: Smooth and grey (young), Furrowed and grey (mature)
Nuts: Produces acorns
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes