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Ash

Fraxinus excelsior

Also known as

Onnen, European Ash, Common Ash, Ache, Black Ash

Fraxinus excelsior nasiona 222 by Pleple2000 (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

12m

12m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of some green Fraxinus excelsior leaves
A photo of Ash
A photo of Ash

Ash Overview

Fraxinus excelsior is more commonly known as Ash, Common Ash or European Ash. It is a deciduous tree species from the Oleaceae family, commonly seen across the UK. It has a vigorous habit, easily reaching 35m tall. The bark is coloured light brown-grey, developing grooves with age. The leaves dark green, oval in shape and oppositely arranged on stems, appearing from velvety, black buds after the flowers. This tree produces small purple flowers in clusters, in spring, before the leaves. They are wind-pollinated, leading onto winged fruits from late summer.

How to propagate Ash

Grafting

Seed

Other uses of Ash

Shade, ornamental, specimen can be found in forest areas. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Native British Trees

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