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White Ash vs Butternut

Fraxinus americana

Juglans cinerea

White Ash
Butternut

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.

One of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The wood from this attractive species is used in a lot of specialty products.

A self-fertile nut tree that has better yields with cross-pollination. The meat of the Butternut is very mild, sweet, and oily. Often sought after by nut hunters.

Butternut is intolerant of shade and poor draining soil. It can survive zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3. Butternut canker has decimated this species in its native range.

WHITE ASH QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: first yellow, then red to deep purple
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium







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