Fraxinus Excelsior (Common Ash)
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Growth Rate||:||Fast Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Medium (10-15m)|
|Tree uses||:||Coastal Planting|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Cold Exposed Sites,Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
This is a very tough native tree that is well known for its timber uses.
This very tough native tree is well known for its timber uses.
It is easily recognized when dormant as its buds are black.
Late to leaf and early to fall, this is probably our toughest native tree.
It is more variable in habit to the variety Westhofs Glory so is often overlooked for avenue planting where uniformity is required.
Ash is fast growing and produces vast quantities of fertile seed that can annoy gardeners.
Best suited for parkland and highway verges.
It thrives on most soils, including calcareous, and will tolerate windswept, exposed sites, coastal locations and air pollution.
Mature height: 15-20m