Fan Tex Ash (Fraxinus velutina 'Fan Tex')


Fan Tex Ash

Fraxinus velutina 'Fan Tex'

  • Tree provides landscape shade or light at the perfect time of year
  • Medium – large Ash tree that loves the Houston climate
  • Great for planting where larger Ashes are desired, but won’t grow
  • Withstands environmental adversity and low nutrient soils well

The Fan Tex Ash, botanical name Fraxinus velutina ‘Fan Tex’, is an incredible shade tree that you will want to have in your yard during those hot summer days in Texas! A bigger specimen’s dense canopy is sure to be a welcome relief when the temperatures soar! Thanks to its smaller size (when compared to most Ash varieties), it is able to fit into a wide range of small to medium sized landscapes and looks just as amazing in larger ones too. This medium to large deciduous tree also offers seasonal color change with its bright and large dark green leaves turning into a pleasing golden yellow color in late fall. We love how its lush foliage can block the sunlight during the summer and let in the light during the winter.

A fast growing tree, the Fan Tex Ash loves growing in the Houston climate. It’s cold hardy, able to tolerate hot summers, and tolerates many kinds of soils. Heat and drought tolerant once established, it’ll keep its lush look even in adverse conditions. Both homeowners and landscapers love this tree because once established, it requires low to moderate water use and is easy to maintain.

An excellent tree for use as a street, shade, lawn or patio tree! Feel free to speak with one of our Big Tex nursery professionals for placement ideas, we’ll be glad to assist you! For additional guidance, we offer a free home and business landscape design consultation. We recommend buying as big as you can. Big Tex Tree Nurseries is the largest box tree grower in the United States, featuring a huge inventory that includes this classic-looking Fan Tex Ash tree in a variety of sizes, custom-grown from our own premium quality specimens!


Shade in the summer, Light in the winter!

Ideal for medium to large spaces where larger Ash varities will overgrow

Keeps lush and full look even in adverse conditions