Fraxinus pennsylvanica Leprechaun™ (syn. Johnson) Oleaceae
Leprechaun Green Ash FRAKS-i-nus pen-sil-VAN-i-ka
- Deciduous tree/shrub, a true genetic dwarf, often sold grafted to a standard trunk at a height of 6 ft (1.8 m) from which it develops into a dense, compact, rounded tree about 20 ft (6 m) high with slightly less of a spread. Leaves are half the size or less of standard cultivars. Does not produce fruit (seeds).
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 A chance seedling found by M. Yanny in about 1983 at the Wayne Johnson Nursery, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; introduced in about 1994 (Jacobson, 1996).
- Oregon State Univ. campus: several on the east side of 35th St. just south of Jackson Ave.