The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Other native American ash trees

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The other native sorts are the Red ash (F. tomentosa), with the bark of a deep brown tint, found in Pennsylvania: the Green ash (F. viridis), which also grows in Pennsylvania, and is remarkable for the brilliant green of both sides of the leaves: the Blue ash (F. Quadrangulata), a beautiful tree of Kentucky, 70 feet high, distinguished by the four opposite membranes of a greenish color, found on the young shoots: and the Carolina ash (F. platycarpa), a small tree, the leaves of which are covered with a thick down in spring.