Scientific Name: Fraxinus excelsior Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:common or European ash Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:OleaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 15 - 25m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Compound, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Elliptic
Flowers: Panicle, Green, Red, Pink, Purple, Dark-red, Apr- May
Fruit: Samara, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree), Tall background, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Tree stout; branches grey; leaves pinnately compound, 7-11 leaflets, opposite; flowers tiny, purple, April-May; fruit 1 seeded winged samara. Winter ID: large black 'chocolate chip' buds.