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Fraxinus velutina

Common name(s): Velvet Ash, Smooth Ash, Toumey Ash, Leatherleaf Ash

Plant type: deciduous medium tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: secondary
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Time to rooting: 6-8 weeks

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: cold-warm-cold stratification
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Comment: Seeds may be sown in the Fall in mulched beds without stratification. Shade beds are needed for a short time after germination.