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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Oleaceae
Family Common Name: Oleaster family
Scientific Name: Fraxinus americana L.
Common Name: White ash
Species Code: FRAAME
General Distribution: F. americana is found within temperate deciduous forests of eastern North America.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold stratified for 56 to 140 days and germinate at 30/20 C.
References: Bonner, F. T. (1975). Germination temperatures and prechill treatments for white ash (Fraxinus americana L.). Proc. Assoc. Offic. Seed Anal. 65, 60-65.
Steinbauer, G. P. (1937). Dormancy and germination of Fraxinus seeds. Plant Physiol. 12, 813-824.
In: Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.13 Chapter 10. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Fraxinus americana L. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 30 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.