Fraxinus - - Semi-mature and mature Fraxinus excelsior Aurea

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Fraxinus excelsior Aurea - Golden Ash, Golden European Ash

 

Family:

Oleaceae

Origins:

Species from Great Britain and Europe

Plant Type:

Deciduous tree

Size:

10- 12m x 10- 12m

Habit/ Form:

A single trunked tree with a conical crown when young, becoming broad domed with age.

Leaves:

Opposite to three whorled, imparipinnate with 5 to 11 lanceolate leaflets, 50 -100mm x 20 -40mm, margin serrate, bright yellow aging to bright green in summer, turning butter yellow in autumn. Does not colour as well in warm areas.

Flowers:

Of no decorative value

Fruit:

A single slightly twisted, elongate lanceolate samara in pendulous clusters, green aging to mid brown in late summer and autumn.

Bark / Trunk:

Young twigs covered in smooth yellow bark with large black winter buds. Rough grey bark (creamy grey on protected trunks in cold climates) on the trunks.

Vigour / Longevity:

Moderately vigorous, long lived.

Environmental Requirements:

Sunny positions in a cool climate for best autumn foliage colour.

Hardiness:

Hardy to -15°C

Soil / Drainage:

Hardy to any soil with reasonable drainage and reliable water in summer.

Pruning:

Train to a single leader when young, then let the natural habit develop.

Watering:

Keep well watered to grow this tree vigorously to help establish a strong single leader.

Fertilising:

Apply a complete fertiliser in late winter for spring growth till established.

Pests / Diseases:

Uses:

Street tree, shade tree, avenue tree, summer colour contrast tree and autumn colour contrast tree.

 

 

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