The leaves of Black ash are green, up to 20 cm (7.9 in) long and odd-pinnate with 5-9 single leaves. The leaflets are ovate. The leaf margin is serrated.
The whitish-green bloom conditions are formed as lateral panicles, which sprout just before the leaves.
The paired samaras are about 4 cm (1.6 in) long.
The branches are gray, thick, smooth with conspicuous black and pointed buds. The branches have distinct leaf scars.
floodplains, single tree