Fan-tex ash tree pros and cons

A gradually to rapidly growing deciduous tree exceeding 30 - 35 feet tall and broad is the fan-tex ash tree (Fraxinus velutina 'Fan tex'). Its foliage is rounder than other varieties of Fraxinus velutina, with smooth glossy leaves rather than the other species having a velvety feel.

Almost in every form of soil, it will thrive as long as it is well-drained. It is also generally immune of drought and heat once developed but grows faster with frequent irrigation. As a general rule, the soil around the tree should be damp but not wet during the spring and summer growing seasons. Saturate the soil around the tree from the root to the top of the tree once per week for drought conditions lasting two weeks or more.

One of the main elements of this genus of the ash tree is that in adverse conditions, it produces dense foliage. As a result, even fan-tex trees can thrive in nutrient-deficient lands that are rugged. However, you should add fertilizer to promote healthy new growth in the fall. Sprinkle half a cup uniformly on the soil below the canopy of the tree, keeping it at least six inches away from the base. After fertilization, give the tree good irrigation.

Without shaping, the fan-tex ash tree can grow into an attractive canopy.  As it does not react well to heavy pruning, make sure you give the tree plenty of room to spread. The leaves drop rapidly in fall, allowing for a quick one-time brush session.

Fan-tex ash tree pros and cons

Fan-tex ash tree pros and cons:

Following are pros of Fan-tex ash tree

  • It looks great when it blooms completely
  • It grows in average or drought like conditions and withstand in even in harsh environment.
  • It does require frequent brush session of cleanliness except in fall, allowing for a quick one-time brush session.
  • It is suitable in environment like urban landscape.
  • They are easy to grow and don't require any special attention once their roots fully anchor deep the in soil.
Following are cons of Fan-tex ash tree
  • Fan-tex ash trees, also called Texas root rot, are highly prone to cotton root rot. The tree can easily shrivel up turn brown when afflicted with the rot-causing Phymatotrichopsis omnivore fungus, which exists in the soil. Sad to say, you can't do anything to save it once your tree is infected with the fungus. Nor can the fungus in the soil be screened to avoid infection. However, if, another tree has fallen to this disease in the area, do not grow this tree in the area.

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