A raywood ash tree, or Fraxinus oxycarpa, is a tree that grows in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 9. The tree has dark green leaves that turn a rich red hue during autumn.
The tree is a popular choice for landscapes in Southwestern desert areas. After the fall seasons, the leaves fall off quickly, so those who tend to the tree only have to clean up after the plant once a year. The trees can be medium or large when they are full grown and need full sun to thrive. Raywood ash trees are deer resistant and don't need much water to grow.