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Manna Ash

Fraxinus ornus

Also known as

Flowering Ash, Manna, Manna ash, Ash

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

15m

12m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Manna Ash Overview

DUE TO THE SPREAD OF CHALARA FRAXINEA (ASH DIEBACK DISEASE) RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN IMPOSED BY THE UK GOVERNMENT PREVENTING THE MOVEMENT OF HOMEGROWN AND IMPORTED PLANTS. MEMBERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO OFFER ANY FRAXINUS TREES FOR SWAP OR SALE UNTIL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED. The flowering ash will perform better in colder regions. It will bear striking profuse fluffy 10cm long clusters of fragrant cream to green blossoms. The seeds will hang on the tree until late winter. The dark green, oblong-oval leaves are about 25cm long and are divided into 7-12 leaflets.

How to propagate Manna Ash

Grafting

Propagate from seed in autumn; for cultivators, graft onto seedling stock of the same species.

Seed

Other uses of Manna Ash

Specimen with ornamental fruits.